OXFORD • Five-star running back Jerrion Ealy, undrafted to this point, will not sign with a Major League Baseball team and will play football and baseball at Ole Miss, ESPN reported.
Ealy, who played high school ball at Jackson Prep, reported to the Ole Miss campus over the weekend and has enrolled in summer school.
While he became the shining star in a 2019 Ole Miss recruiting class ranked No. 22 there was immediate speculation that Ealy, once a projected first-round pick whose stock had dropped of late, would not play college football.
ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon that Ealy told the network he had notified MLB organizations of his intentions to stay at Ole Miss.
Ealy is rated the No. 29 overall player and the No. 3 running back on the 247Sport.com composite list.
A long-time Ole Miss verbal commit, he did not sign in the early period. He ultimately signed with the Rebels over Clemson, Alabama and other major programs.
Tuesday afternoon Ealy posted to his Twitter page, “HYDR,” an abbreviation for a noted Ole Miss cheer.