Rebels land in-state pass-catcher

Wide receiver/tight end prospect Sammie Epps (Greenwood, Miss./Greenwood) committed Wednesday to sign with Ole Miss, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports.

“When we talked about it, he’s always been a fan of Ole Miss,” Greenwood coach Clinton Gatewood said. “I told him if Ole Miss likes you are you going to commit to them, and he said ‘I know I am.’ He’s always liked what they’ve been doing. He loved the atmosphere, loved the kids. He’s very familiar with the coaching staff.”

Last fall, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Epps caught 33 passes for 401 yards (12.2 average) and three touchdowns. A two-way contributor, Epps also registered 30 total tackles and four interceptions on defense.

Before his junior year, Epps posted a 5.03 in the 40-yard dash, a 4.40 20-yard shuttle and 30.2-inch vertical at a Nike Combine.

Ole Miss now has six high school commitments for 2014, all coming from inside state lines.