Former skydiving safety Deontay Anderson latest to transfer from Ole Miss

Deontay Anderson
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The exodus continues for Ole Miss, which is losing another one of its underclassmen.

As expected, safety Deontay Anderson has left the Rebels; he is headed to Houston and announced the decision on Twitter.

Anderson, a high-profile recruit when he signed with Ole Miss in 2016 from Manvel (Texas) High, starred during his freshman year with 32 tackles and an interception to earn a spot on the All-SEC freshman second team.

But he didn’t play this season, choosing to sit out, and reports began swirling in November that he was contemplating a transfer because he felt he had been “misled” about the university’s NCAA problems.

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Anderson follows quarterback Shea Patterson (Michigan) and wide receiver Van Jefferson (Florida) as a transfer. In addition, defensive tackle Breeland Speaks declared early for the NFL draft.

Though Anderson’s Ole Miss career appears over, he will go down in Rebels lore for at least one reason: The highest-altitude commitment video in school (and possibly college football) history.

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