Ole Miss secures local Watch List RB

Running back D.K. Buford (Oxford, Miss./Lafayette) committed to play in his hometown for Ole Miss, he confirmed in a text message. The Rebels rode their 2013 recruiting momentum to land the prized junior.

“I feel like they did a great job recruiting,” Buford told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. “They’ve been doing an awesome job recruiting all season long. They know what it takes to be a winning school.”

Buford, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound ESPN Watch List talent, also holds a scholarship offer from Mississippi State. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Missouri, Oregon and Tennessee were among the other programs showing early interest.

Additionally, the Clarion-Ledger reports that Buford's a potential Major League Baseball draft prospect and has been told by the Rebels that can play both sports at Ole Miss if he chooses to attend college.

Buford is Ole Miss' third 2014 pledge, joining safeties Calvin Hampton (Meridian, Miss./Meridian) and Ronald Walker (Jackson, Miss./Callaway). Hampton is a Watch List prospect.