Batesville (Miss.) South Panola offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick attended a Junior Day event at Ole Miss on Saturday and came away impressed with the Rebels' program.
"It went real good," he said. "I think I am liking that school right now," he said. "They took us into the locker room like we were part of a real game and let us run out of the tunnel like we were going to play a real game.
"They also showed us a video and talked to us about our eligibility and what we need. They split us up into position groups and met with the position coach. They really run the same offense that we run at South Panola."
Hardrick also met with Rebels head coach Ed Orgeron one-on-one.
"He talked about how they really are going to need some offensive lineman and how he'd be really glad if I came," he said. "He said I would be pulling and pass blocking and that me and John Jerry would be on field goal block together."
The 6-foot-6, 325-pound Hardrick added that in addition to the Rebels, he has been getting attention from Alabama and Florida.
"Alabama, we text or whatever," he said. "I got a text from Florida today and he said he saw my film and that I am good enough to get an offer from Florida if I keep it up. He told me to send him some more film.
"I'm interested in Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss and Auburn."
Hardrick's high school, South Panola, is less than 30 miles from the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Miss.