Ole Miss added a key piece of defense to her 2022 recruiting class as 4-star defender Jaron Willis committed to the rebels live on CBS Sports HQ. Willis, a product of Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia, picked the Rebels over Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh.
“I am looking for a place where I can compete for a championship who can help me develop as a complete player and complete man outside of school and take my talent to the next level. After university,” Willis told 247Sports’ Steve Wilftong earlier this month.
Willis was ranked as the No. 17 full-back and No. 170 overall prospect in the 2022 recruitment, according to the 247Sports Composite. 247Sports Crystal Ball is trending towards a commitment to Ole Miss, where he made an official visit in October and has visited unofficially “a few other times,” according to 247Sports.
His addition propels Ole Miss to 19th in the 247th Sports team ranking. Willis is the highest-ranked player in the Rebels’ 2022 draft and a potentially game-changer. in defense holding the ball.
247Sports Recruitment Analyst Andrew Ivins wrote that the man who paved the way for Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County is “one of the more attractive defenders at Peach State for the 2022 cycle with the way he moves like a safety but looks – and hits – like a substitute.”
A man who spent most of his high school career lining up at safety, but has the ability to move into a more traditional defender role at the next level based on how he builds. Possesses smooth navigation skills and always seems to be aiming for football. Players have an instinct at this stage in their development, which is the ability to read and react quickly. Attacks with authority, blasting through his target. Fast angle reduction. The speed on the straight line allows him to close the gap and make stops off the hash line. Exceptional in coverage and capable of getting up to speed with tight ends, backruns, and even some position receivers. Not much experience in filling the void, but is an effective media take home many times over. It will be necessary to learn stacking and bloodshed in the next level, but his ferocious playstyle suggests he won’t shy away from trench warfare.
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