June 9, 2010

Four-star athlete makes it official, chooses Ole Miss

Cody Prewitt got the offer he had been waiting for on Saturday evening.

It took the four-star athlete from Bay Springs (Slyva Bay Academy), Miss., less than a week to accept it.

Prewitt, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder who projects as a safety or wide receiver at the collegiate level, committed to Ole Miss on Wednesday, becoming the Rebels' second verbal commitment for the 2011 signing class.

"I like the atmosphere, the coaching staff, the way they coach," Prewitt said on Sunday following his appearance at Ole Miss' invitation-only elite camp. " I love everything about it. I love the academics. I love everything about it."

Prewitt, who returned to Oxford on Wednesday to participate in Ole Miss' three-day camp for rising seniors, worked on defense on Saturday before moving to offense on Sunday.

"I was a little more comfortable on offense simply because I'm not used to playing the safety position as much," Prewitt said. "(Ole Miss) really just wants to see me at different positions. I feel most comfortable on offense playing running back, but I know I probably don't have much of a future at running back. I like both wide receiver and defensive back. I'm most comfortable on offense, but I'll play anywhere."

Prewitt chose Ole Miss over an offer from Southern Mississippi. Auburn and Oregon, among others, have shown intense interest.

Prewitt ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash on Saturday. He then added a 32-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump. Prewitt is on pace to fully qualify with a 3.2 core grade-point average and a 23 on the ACT.

He joins Russellville, Ark., offensive tackle Mitch Hall as the first public commitments for the Rebels' 2011 recruiting class.

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