November 29, 2006

Nielsen hauls in California duo

Ole Miss Head coach Ed Orgeron is looking for immediate help on the defensive line, he found some Tuesday night when two Compton Community College teammates made pledges to the Rebels.

Larry Dennis, a 6-foot-2, 255-pound athlete that runs a 4.8 forty, will graduate in December and be in Oxford in January ready to earn a starting position.

"I committed to Ole Miss for several reasons," Dennis said Wednesday. "I'm originally from Florida so it's a lot closer to home. I have always wanted to play in the SEC."

Dennis and teammate Lamar Broomfield another defensive end helped their Compton team to a 6-4 record. Dennis recorded over 70 tackles, 12 sacks and two caused fumbles.

"Coach Orgeron was extremely fired up last night when we committed to him," Dennis said. "Lamar and I are looking forward to playing at the same school. My goal is to get there in January and earn a starting spot this spring. That's what the Ole Miss coaching staff is telling me, they want me to make an immediate impact."

According to Dennis, both he and Broomfield plan on taking an official visit to Oxford this weekend.

"We are working on getting all the details worked out right now," Dennis said. "Coach Orgeron is a great coach; he has coached at USC and is a winner. The Ole Miss program is getting better every game. I'm glad to be a part of what's taking place there."

Dennis confirmed that Broomfield also committed to the Rebels, the other defensive end was unable to be reached.

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