According to Rebels247, junior college defensive end Rasool Clemons has decided to decommit from Ole Miss.
— Rebels247David (@Rebels247) September 9, 2016
As Rebels247 points out on Twitter, Clemons says it was Ole Miss who wanted to part ways. He is now set to reopen his recruitment.
This sets up a string of commitments and decommitments to Ole Miss stretching back to when he was in high school.
Clemons also took to Twitter to make his intentions clear.
“I have decided that I will decommit from Ole Miss and open my recruiting back up,” he said on the social media website. “I appreciate all the coaches and fans at Ole Miss.”
He ended his tweet with the hashtag #NoInterviews, as he will apparently take time away from the media to refocus on his recruitment.
— Rasool Clemons II (@sool_9Era) September 9, 2016
Clemons, a 6’6”, 240-pound weak-side defensive end from Aiken, South Carolina (South Aiken High School, but now attends East Mississippi Community College) is rated as a three-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 43 overall prospect in the junior college ranks and the seventh-best weak-side defensive end in the country.
He originally chose the Rebels while possessing offers from Iowa State, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi and Texas A&M. Clemons was also receiving interest from Louisville.
With his decommitment, coach Hugh Freeze now has 14 commitments for his solid 2017 recruiting class. It is a class that 247Sports currently ranks as the 26th-best in the country and 11th-best among SEC teams.
The Rebels are coming off a stinging loss to Florida State, 45-34, on Monday; a game in which they had a 22-point lead after the first quarter.
Ole Miss is set to host Wofford in its next game this Saturday.