When Mississippi announced Matt Luke would be the man to lead the football program forward, it appears recruits in the Magnolia State heard the news loud and clear. For Tupelo, MS wide receiver Jordan Jernigan, the decision was simple.
The Class of 2019 prospect is excited about playing for Luke after officially committing this week.
“He played there and wants to see Mississippi athletes succeed,” Jernigan said. “I am looking forward to playing for him and the coaching staff.”
That coaching staff, specifically wide receivers coach Jacob Peeler, is not completely solidified, according to Luke. I do expect the one position that won’t change is Peeler’s. Ole Miss returns one of the best receiving corps in the country.
Jernigan, who also held an offer from Mississippi State, likes the atmosphere in Oxford and the opportunity to play close to home.
“Their whole organization is just awesome,” Jernigan said. “I love how they treat me, the attention and love that all the coaches give you.”
Jernigan is a three-star wideout according to 247 Sports; he finished this season with 31 receptions, six for touchdowns and 525 yards. Notably, Jernigan averaged 16.5 yards per catch.
As with all recruits, relationships are the key to winning both on the field and in the classroom. Jernigan feels right at home in red and blue. Oh, it doesn’t hurt to see future NFL stars on the field each Saturday making highlight reel catches either.
“All of the coaches are so kind and that’s what I love about (Ole Miss),” Jernigan said. “The second reason, I know for a fact they will give receivers the ball and make plays.”
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