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Trey Bledsoe

Grenada, Miss., athlete Trey Bledsoe committed to Ole Miss Friday, the 17th commitment for the recruiting class of 2013.


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The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Bledsoe, who followed Canton, Miss., offensive lineman Daronte Bouldin as the second commitment in as many days for Ole Miss, earned a scholarship offer at Ole Miss 7-on-7 passing camp Tuesday, where he led Grenada High School to a second-place finish.

Bledsoe said he was approached by Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze following a two-touchdown performance at the camp, and was extended an offer. He finished the camp with 17 touchdown catches.

"I thought about it a little bit," Bledsoe said. "Me and my mom discussed it last night, and I called last night and I made a commitment this morning.

"I'm solid. Coach Freeze, he gave me a chance. He gave me the offer. He talked to me and stuff. I sat down and talked to him about it. I wanted to make a commitment."

Southern Miss and Mississippi State showed interested in Bledsoe as well, but Ole Miss was his first Division-I offer.


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Bledsoe said Friday prior to Ole Miss senior camp that his preference was to remain in-state, and once he received the offer, he was immediately contacted by Mississippi State.

However, he reaffirmed his commitment to Ole Miss.

"Ever since I got the offer from the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State's been trying to call. They told me to come work out with them in the fall and stuff," he said.

"I was just waiting on my first offer, waiting to be at a school, at a university. I was wanting to go D-I. People were saying I wasn't big enough to go D-I, that I can't play in D-I. I kept working hard, kept keeping at it."

Of all its position groups offensively, Ole Miss is arguably deepest at wide receiver, even with the departure of Nick Brassell. Brassell was ruled academically ineligible by the school earlier this summer.

Bledsoe, who Ole Miss is recruiting as a wide receiver, is the fourth wide receiver to commit to Ole Miss, joining San Antonio, Texas, wide receiver Dannon Cavil, Hinds Community College wide receiver Quadarias Mireles and Eupora, Miss., wide receiver Derrick Jones.

As a junior, Bledsoe caught 27 passes for 440 yards and six touchdowns. He recorded 24 tackles and three interceptions defensively.

"Close to home. It's a special opportunity to get an offer from the University of Mississippi and stay in my home state," he said.




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