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Ole Miss football recruiting taking a page from Blue Chips

Earlier today the Ole Miss football program landed the top High School recruit, Robert Nkemdiche, despite coming off a 7-6 season in 2012 and 2-10 in 2011. As the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase taught us, “Everybody has a price” and this is the SEC. They’ve cheated better than any other conference for a long time so it’s not really that shocking. Things like this happen all the time and I’m going to give you two examples to help prove my point.

Remember what went down in Blue Chips? Ricky Roe’s Dad got a sweet tractor so that he’d go play for the Western University Dolphins.

ricky roe tractor

Here’s the first line of plot from the Blue Chips Wiki page:

Pete Bell (Nolte), a college basketball coach for the fictional Western University Dolphins, is under a lot of pressure. His team isn’t winning as often as it once did and his successful program needs to attract new star players and fast. But the brightest stars of the future — the so-called “blue-chip” prospects — are secretly being paid by other schools.

I’m no Bob Ley reporting for Outside the Lines but I’m pretty sure they just described Ole Miss football exactly. Luckily for Ole Miss I think they got off easy as I don’t think that Nkemdiche’s family is the tractor type. One of those bad boys cost $270,000 and that’s way more than the cost of a Range and some bling. They should consider themselves fortunate that the number one recruit isn’t coming out of Indiana.

Remember when OJ Mayo was the number one recruit in college basketball and out of no where chose to go to the powerhouse that is USC hoops? Following in the footsteps of Baby Jordan is every baller’s dream but I’m not sure if that argument would hold up with the NCAA. Actually, it didn’t. USC got popped for major violations which were totally worth it considering OJ Mayo played one whole season there.

We aren’t the only ones with a thought about Ole Miss recruiting and their unbelievable signing day. Here’s what some people from Twitter had to say about it.

One last thing. If you are an Ole Miss football fan today is an unbelievable day and I would care less what anyone else has to say. Paying your recruits in blow, guns, or helicopters is totally worth it to try and get a chance at winning a National Title and becoming relevant again. There’s nothing fun about struggling to be .500 and getting smoked by Alabama every year. I know, I’m a Pitt fan and I have to deal with that sort of mediocrity every year. I would gladly take money out of my own bank account if it would help contribute towards illegally landing numerous five star recruits. I only wish that I had the opportunity to do so.

We want to hear your take. Do you think that the Ole Miss football program is doing this recruiting clean or are they having their recruits living the Ric Flair styling and profiling lifestyle? Put your thoughts in the comments.

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