Four-star running back Jerrion Ealy announced his committed to Ole Miss on Friday via Twitter.
“I just felt like I was ready to get this 2019 class rolling at Ole Miss,” Ealy told the Ole Miss Spirit. “I wanted to get us working toward a national championship and getting back to playing in Sugar Bowls. I just believe that starts with me. I was ready to be an Ole Miss Rebel.
“I think we’re going to get a lot of good guys. I think the 2019 class will be one of the best, if not the best, ever at Ole Miss.”
Ealy ranks as the No. 8 running back and No. 90 overall prospect for the 2019 national recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The 5-foot-8.5, 171-pound running back told the Ole Miss Spirit that he would have announced his commitment sooner had it not been for the uncertainties surrounding the football program during the Rebels’ NCAA investigation.
“It helped me a lot with my decision for everything to get cleared up. I was going to commit probably in my sophomore year, but the NCAA stuff came up. I just figured it would be best if I wait it out,” Ealy said.
Ealy, who was ranked as the No. 3 baseball prospect in the nation by Perfect Game magazine this past summer, said he plans on playing both sports at Ole Miss.
The dual-sport athlete gives the Rebels their fourth commitment and boosts their ranking to No. 12 overall for the 2019 national recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite Team rankings.