How did it go?
It was a good visit for me
personally," added Jordon Byas. "I liked the environment. It was a nice
little area and a nice campus. I liked everything about it.
anyone accompany Jordon on his trip"
"My dad came with me on
the visit. He really enjoyed Ole Miss. He thinks it is a real good atmosphere
for me to be in."
Byas was hosted by current Ole Miss linebacker,
"He was a nice guy. He knew what he was talking
about. He showed me around and answered all of my questions."
were Byas' questions?
I wanted to know about their coaching staff,
players, and teachers. Jonathan (Cornell) explained to me that they have a pretty
good staff that really cares about their players. Their players are nice to be
around. And the atmosphere around the town is really nice. Overall, it is just
a very nice situation for anyone to be in.
The overall atmosphere
was the biggest selling point for the university.
That is what stood out
the most to me was just their atmosphere. It is just a nice atmosphere to be around.
Ole Miss' facilities were also impressive.
pretty new around there. They have very nice facilities. I have a pretty good
picture of the town now. I did not know anything about Ole Miss until now."
got a chance to observe the Rebel's defense in Saturday's contest against Arkansas.
think I am good enough to get on the field early. Coach Orgeron and their DB coach
told me that they do not play favorites around there. They play the best player, no
matter what year you are or how long you have been in the system. They also play
similar to our defense. They play the free safety in a lot of coverages, like
we do. They told me that when you come into their defense as a safety, you have
to learn both positions (FS/SS). I do not have a problem with that."
met with the head coach at Ole Miss before he left on his trip.
Orgeron showed me how badly they needed some safeties, what they do with their
safeties, and how I would fit in with their game plan. I thought I would fit in
nicely in that system and I think I can play early if I go there.
the Rebel boss ask Byas to commit before he left?
"No, he just told
me that he was glad to have him me up there for the weekend and to go home and
think about everything."
Where do the Rebels now stand with Jordon?
Ole Miss is pretty high with me. They were high at first and now they
are going to be even higher. Once I met all of their coaches, saw their town,
and got to know their players, it made feel very comfortable with Ole Miss.
I am going to take an official visit to Clemson
next month. Vandy has been on me hard lately, and I do not know what is going
on with Florida . They were close to offering, and all of the sudden, I have not
heard from them in a while.
Jordon was unsure of his stats for the
season but know he has 3 defensive touchdowns at safety and around 600 rushing
yards and 5 or 6 TD's at tailback.