If you were wondering how Ole Miss was able to reel in the nation’s No. 7 overall class this season, 2014 linebacking recruit Clifton Garrett has your answer.
Garrett tweeted on Saturday that he had received 54 handwritten letters from Ole Miss in one mail delivery. Yes, 54 and all handwritten.
— Clifton Garrett CG3 (@CG340) February 9, 2013
He took a picture of his Saturday haul, which also included letters from Nebraska, Notre Dame, Iowa, Georgia and Arizona State, but he specifically gave a shoutout to Ole Miss, which sent several Ole Miss fans to his Twitter page begging for his commitment to the Rebels.
This isn’t a big surprise to those who have been following Ole Miss’ recent recruiting tactics. Hugh Freeze and his staff blanket the country with verbal offers to the nation’s best recruits and hope several decide to take a chance. That’s how the Rebels were able to land the 2013 No. 1 and No. 5 overall recruits this past signing day.
Garrett is currently a four-star recruit from Plainfield South HS in Joliet, Ill. Ole Miss already has one four-star commitment for the 2014 class.