"The Ole Miss coaches told me they really needed me," Standberry
said. "I put up some really good numbers and had a great camp in one-on-ones.
I ran in the 4.5s for them, and they said they needed someone like me to stretch
the field for them at tight end."
The long and lean 6' 4", 208-pound Standberry went home and did some research on
"They want to use me as a hybrid tight end and sometimes put me in at receiver
in the slot to cause some matchup problems. They need someone to stretch the
field out. I watched a lot of film on them after their camp and saw they didn't have any tight ends last season that could stretch the field so I told my
family I was ready to take over that role."
Standberry's family did not take long to let Ole Miss know of their decision
after Friday's elite camp.
"My, my mom, aunt and cousin all drove over there today to let Ole Miss
know that I was ready to commit."
The Rebels were delighted.
"They met us out in the parking lot when we drove up and gave us a big
hug. It just feels like family over there at Ole Miss. It's an up-and-coming
program, and I feel like it's a great group of coaches who can bring out the
best of my ability. That's why I chose Ole Miss."
The All-State and Metro selection believes he can bring a few unique attributes
to the table for Ole Miss for the 2014 season.
"I can line up at tight end and cause matchup problems when a linebacker is covering
me, or I can slide over to receiver and go up against the smaller defensive
Last season Standberry displayed those skills on the field.
"I lined up at tight end on most sets and played some receiver in different
packages. I had 54 receptions for 634 yards and seven touchdowns."
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org