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Takeoff: 10 who improved their stock this past weekend in Oxford

Florida State running back commit Charles Strong was among those who impressed this weekend.

This past weekend, only a handful of offers were handed out by the coaching staff, but just because recruits weren't getting the offers doesn't mean that the coaches weren't taking note of several impressive recruits, ranging from the class of 2018 all the way to 2021.

As the summer winds down and teams begin to open pre-season camp, expect some more offers to be given out.

The Latest: Bohanon is such an interesting recruit to follow. Schools like Arkansas, Alabama, and several others in the past have looked at him as more of an athlete, but Bohanon is a quarterback at the next level. He impressed the coaches with his mobility (didn't run a 40) and arm strength in various drills throughout the day, and is arguably their top target currently at the position.

Other schools in the mix here are Baylor and Louisville.

The Latest: Cherry came into this camp as just another in-state body present at the camp, and left with some serious chatter about his speed for his frame (ran a sub 4.6). If Cherry was able to lose 20 or so pounds, he would likely be able to become even faster, and could see his recruitment blow up, and he would become more of a hybrid than a defensive tackle.

The Latest: Harris began the camp with the wide receivers, and after receiving some information from the coaching staff, made the switch quickly over to linebacker.

He was arguably the best linebacker there out of those without an offer, and received an offer from Ole Miss prior to leaving campus. Expect his stock to rise significantly the next several months.

The Latest: Jones was extremely impressive in every facet of the camp, until running the 40 for the second time he came up with a strained quad. Jones may be listed on Rivals as a quarterback, but his two major offers are both as an athlete (both LSU and Ole Miss have offered him at cornerback).

Jones will continue to get offers as the season goes on, and with talented teammates such as Nakobe Dean, Horn Lake is a school to watch this season.

The Latest: Lyle measured in at around 6-foot-3 and 188 pounds this weekend. He impressed with his times and numbers (ran a 4.65 his first attempt in the 40 yard dash) and made nearly every play that was asked of him.

While Lyle is yet to receive a major offer (Akron and ULL are his two biggest so far) Lyle continues to make his way through a visit tour of the SEC.

Lyle is a top-five option at the quarterback position, and if he is able to perform on the field this season the way he did at camp on Sunday, St. Paul's is in for a treat.

The Latest: For a 2021 quarterback to make this list, it's clear just how talented McLaughlin really is. At the age of 15, McLaughlin is already done growing at 6-foot-5 and has repeatable mechanics.

With offers from all over the country already, this one is a long ways from over, but he and his dad have been on campus twice in two years now, and could return at some point during the season.

McLaughlin is competing at Buford to be the starting quarterback, which kind of puts this whole thing in perspective in terms of his youth.

The Latest: Coming into the weekend, Rathcke was someone I had not heard Ole Miss talk much about. After seeing him camp this past weekend, Rathcke is making his way up their board for the 2019 class. Playing at University Lab in La., and being trained by former All-Pro Kevin Mawae, Rathcke has shown tremendous growth and improvement in his technique and lateral movement throughout the summer that isn't always there on tape.

While Ole Miss hasn't offered yet, I wouldn't be surprised at all if during his junior season he receives one.

The Latest: In the first camp session on Sunday, Smith lit it up. No one knew who he was in the beginning, but before the end of the day he and his dad had coaches reaching out to him and showing interest. Smith and 2019 QB KJ Jefferson looked as if they had been playing together for years during one-on-ones, and his route running is as advanced as you could ask for from someone going into his sophomore year of high school.

Smith has significant interest from several other schools, such as Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma as well as the Rebels. Remember this name.

The Latest: Strong remains committed to Florida State currently, but for a recruit looking for early playing time in the backfield, just how long would it be until Strong got some carries in that backfield?

Strong plans on visiting a few other schools as well as Ole Miss this fall, and will likely take his official visit at some point in October.

[MORE: Strong discusses Ole Miss visit, future visit plans]

The Latest: Webb has offers from Alabama, Auburn, and several others already, and competed in the Rivals Five-Star Challenge, Presented by Adidas.

Webb had an impressive camp, and actually did not know that he had an offer from the Rebels until after the camp. He heads to Alabama this coming weekend.

Honorable Mention

Bolar after camping this past weekend.
Russell Johnson

The Latest: Bolar had another impressive camp, catching nearly everything thrown his way and not having too much problem against the corners lined up against him in one-on-one coverage. Bolar is a power five player, who will likely commit somewhere before too long.

Ole Miss isn't going to offer him, not yet at least.

Jeremy Tate from New Hope receiving instruction up from TE Coach (Maurice) Harris this weekend.
Russell Johnson

The Latest: Tate came to Oxford to work out as a tight end, and worked as the only player at the position for the most part. If Beal goes elsewhere (LSU, Alabama, etc.) expect Tate to receive that Ole Miss offer he has coveted for so long.

Time will tell.