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Rashawn Smith

Florence, Ala., linebacker Rashawn Smith is weighing his options. The way he sees it, he has plenty of time to make a decision. There's no need to rush.


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"I'm still working on weighing a lot of things out, seeing what's best for me," he said.

He's already visited Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Ole Miss, he said, is "kind of like home."

"I like it (at Ole Miss). They're basically telling me a lot of good things; nothing really bad. They make me feel at home," the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Smith said.

Smith, rated a three-star prospect and the No. 87 linebacker in the country by Scout.com, is up to nine offers.

Along with Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Southern Miss, Arkansas, Purdue, South Alabama and Minnesota have all extended a scholarship.

However, don't expect a commitment anytime soon. He plans to wait a few games into his senior season, at the earliest.

"I've seen (Ole Miss) a lot. Ole Miss is up there," he said. "I've been talking to Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt. Those are the ones I've been talking to the most. They've been showing the most interest in me."


Montreal Jordan
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Jordan has in-state focus:


Not much has changed with Philadelphia, Miss., safety Montreal Jordan. He's still focused on two schools: Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

He's camped at both schools, including a visit to Ole Miss for its elite camp the first weekend in June.

And he's in no hurry to decide. Actually, he's ready for his senior season. The season will give him "time to think."

"Really, both schools have great programs," Jordan, rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com, said. "They all come in as a family. Wherever you go, you feel comfortable."

As far as what he's looking for, comfort level and early playing time are primary factors. Ole Miss is thin in the secondary, which isn't lost on Jordan, neither is his relationship with the Rebel coaching staff, headed by Hugh Freeze.

Ole Miss is recruiting the 6-foot-2 1/2, 185-pound Jordan as a safety.

"What I like about Ole Miss, I love all the coaches there. They make me feel comfortable," he said.


Adamson searching for offers:


This is an important summer for Oxford, Miss., quarterback Parker Adamson.

In June alone, his camp schedule reads Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Duke and UAB. That's not all, of course. Additional stops include Clemson, Indiana and Tennessee.

"Hopefully, I can come out with an offer," the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Adamson said.


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Adamson, a member of the recruiting class of 2013, visited Ole Miss the first of the month.

And while he didn't leave with a scholarship offer, he certainly left an impression.

That's all he's hoping for. Be it at Ole Miss or any other school, his camp goal is simple: To showcase his talent and prove he belongs.

So far, his only offer is UT-Martin.

"I want to compete and show them what I got and show out," he said.

"It's just opportunity. There's no pressure. It's just camp. Just go out and have fun. Just showcase and show them I can play."

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