Ole Miss was one of the first schools to offer Class of 2016 Cookeville (Tenn.) tight end Gabe Angel and the Rebels have stayed in regular contact ever since. Recently Angel returned the favor, visiting Oxford for the Rebels spring game.
"It was a good visit," the 6-foot-3, 218-pound Angel said. "I got to get down there and hang out with Coach Harris. He really wanted me to come watch them practice but I couldn't make it so I went down the for the spring game instead."
Angel said he was impressed with the turnout of the Rebels faithful for an exhibition.
"There were a lot of fans there," he said. "More than I expected so it was a pretty neat atmosphere. I was there last year so it was good to see it two years in a row."
On last year's trip, Angel was considered more of an athlete. Now that he's focused solely on playing tight end, he paid closer attention to how they were used in the Ole Miss offense.
"I like how they use them," he said. "They said they weren't using their tight ends a lot to block in the spring just because they want to keep them healthy. They were splitting them out and finding them different ways to get them the ball and I like that."
While five SEC schools, including the Rebels, have already offered, Angel is still looking to add more to his list.
"Georgia has been talking to me more," Angel said. "Coach Lilly, the tight ends coach, has been in touch. They want me to come down this summer and camp and meet Coach Richt and they think I can earn an offer."
Angel said he doesn't know much about the Bulldogs, but is eager to continue to grow his relationship with the staff.
"I don't know much but I just know that Coach Richt is a good guy from everything that I've seen," he said. "I just started talking to Coach Lilly and I'm just getting to know him."