Rod Taylor, Rivals100 offensive tackle from Calloway High School in Jackson, Miss., has helped his team to a 5-0 record so far this season.
"I have been doing good," said Taylor. "I have been doing my job on the field. The biggest difference is I know what I am supposed to do. I have a better understanding. I know my job fundamental wise."
Taylor had hoped to attend the Ole Miss home opener against Southeast Missouri State, but he has kept a close eye on the Rebels this season.
"I am going to try to make it to their game against LSU," he said. "I am going to try to go see them play Texas A&M. I may go to both games. I would like to go to both games. I feel like the team is doing their job. We have been doing what we are supposed to do. We are playing more team ball than just self ball."
Ole Miss travels to Tuscaloosa this Saturday with an unblemished record. The Rebels take on the two-time defending national champions, Alabama, with hopes of an upset.
"I feel like it's going to be a game where the freshmen can show who they are," Taylor said. "(Robert) Nkemdiche can show them he can really play. I think No. 12 (Tony Conner) and their receiver (Laquon Treadwell) will show they can play. I feel like if they all come together and play together they will win."
Taylor doesn't plan to attend the game with the Tide hosting, but he was invited to join other prospects on campus for the big SEC showdown. He plans to watch from home "with popcorn in hand."
Several schools remain in contact with the verbal pledge, but he is focused.
"Everyone is still recruiting me," Taylor said. "Alabama and Mississippi State are the main ones besides Ole Miss. They just want me to come visit. They tell me they want me and need me. I really don't know right now if I will take any other visits. I am just focused on winning a state championship. I am solid with Ole Miss."