In drills, Nakobe showed he was more than capable of making plays in the open field, or in the Cat and Mouse drill, earning him All-Tournament Team honors. Ole Miss saw a rush of commitments Monday and Tuesday, including four-star offensive lineman Darius Thomas and four-star wide receivers Dannis Jackson and Jonathan Mingo. They drank Minute Maid fruit punch and rode a horse Landon got for his birthday. Their first game together, Black told Landon to run a cross blitz through the center of the offensive line. Those are, uh, not great. Black decided Wednesday to make it official—he is a Bulldog.
Black still loves his brother. And it appears that this has become a two-team race, judging by his 247Sports Crystal Ball with Georgia out in front of Ole Miss by a few percentage points. They like how aggressive I am, that's what makes me good on defense. He took to Twitter to make the announcement and it looks like he had been thinking about it for some time as the date on the note is much earlier than the tweet time stamp. .
Nakobe might be rated higher but the Forest, Miss. Here are some of his highlights:. As far as making his announcement this early, Black said he just knew it was right. A coach came in and grabbed him, hugged him and took him to the hospital for the blood running down his leg. Sarah Warnock, Clarion Ledger Before Landon died, Black wanted a gun. He confirmed what Black already knew to be true.
He first committed to Mississippi State back in September. Dandy Dozen: Forest's Diwun Black plays for the loved one he lost. He hasn't fully processed Landon's death, and he may never do so. In order to pull itself out of its defensive rut, however, Ole Miss will need to continue to target impact players on defense. The Rebels cannot afford to lose another elite talent at a position of need from their own backyard. Deep inside his bag, his phone rang repeatedly.
Dasher is probably the only immediate impact guy of that group, but the others round into contributors down the road. Sarah Warnock, Clarion Ledger Diwun Black and Landon McGee did everything together. He cries for a minute, buries his feelings, then resumes the game. Black has declared that he will no longer play in the Under Armour All-America Game and will in San Antonio. Like I stated above, I think if Ole Miss can win games 7-5 or 8-4 finish then Nakobe will be in the middle of the Landshark defense in the 2019 season.
The play worked to perfection. As far as his role on the field well they want him to be what he is: an athlete. This is certainly one to watch. Dasher was ranked as the No. Members of the same team, they met on a football field when Black was 13 and Landon was 12. He then decommitted in March and a month later announced his commitment to Ole Miss. A one-time Mississippi State commit, Black had already been recruited by Dan Mullen, the new head man in the swamp.
He wants you to succeed in life. The event concluded two weeks ago and the three were able to showcase their talents in a number of settings. Black is considered one of the best inside linebacker prospects in the county, but with his versatility, the Rebels recruited him as a safety. In the Cat and Mouse drill, he was the overwhelming favorite as the top standout see video below and he was able to do it against not only the best of the best, but against both traditional under center backs and smaller, quicker scat backs. And now you add in that his brother has walked on to the football team, there is a family connection there for him to consider. Ole Miss needs linebackers to compete in the Southeastern Conference. After the play, they jumped in the air and bumped chests.
Tears rolled down his face. He will join Black in. They later found out they were cousins, too. Black was mad, and he channeled his rage onto the football field, where he recorded 159 tackles and 10 tackles for a loss over the past two seasons while intercepting 12 passes as a sophomore and catching 16 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. Those close to the Mississippi State program said Black's early commitment is important because they can start the process of ensuring he stays on track both academically and as an athlete. But, it remains to be seen if Dean will leave the Magnolia State and I believe that if the Rebels show they are capable on the field in 2018 that Nakobe is theirs to lose.