2024 EDGE Maurice Davis decommits from Ole Miss

On3 imageby:Hunter Shelton11/19/23


Albany (Ga.) Dougherty three-star EDGE Maurice Davis has decommitted from Ole Miss.

He was pledged to the Rebels since July 8, when he chose the SEC program over the likes of Louisville, Cincinnati and Texas A&M.

Davis is the No. 946 overall prospect and No. 78 EDGE in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 110 player in the Peach State.

“After talking with my coaches and family. I have decided to decommit from The University Of Mississippi. I want to thank the entire Ole Miss coaching staff for the opportunity and support. My Recruitment Is 100% Open,” Davis wrote in his announcement.

He does not currently have an On3 NIL Valuation. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Rebels still possess Top-20 recruiting class in 2024 cycle

Following the loss of Davis, Ole Miss’ class now features 21 commitments. The class still ranks 20th in the nation, according to the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings.

Lane Kiffin and Co. have bolstered the class via in-state recruiting, as over half of the pledges hail from the Magnolia State, including the three highest-ranked prospects in the fold: Lake Cormorant four-star defensive lineman Kamarion Franklin, Bay Springs four-star DL Kamron Beavers and Ellisville JUCO linebacker Raymond Collins.

Franklin headlines the class as the No. 60 overall prospect, No. 9 DL and No. 1 player in Mississippi. He pledged to the Rebels on Aug. 19, choosing them over Auburn and Miami.

“Kam checks all of the boxes,” Lake Cormorant head coach Nick Nester told On3. “He is a great person that is a great player. The best thing about him is, he wants to get better. He has always played basketball, which has helped him in football, but once he goes all football on the next level, he will explode onto the scene. Ole Miss is getting a special player.”

Other top commits for the Rebels include: Roswell (Ga.) wide receiver Marquis Willis, Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Hillcrest safety Travaris Banks, Taylorsville (Miss.) cornerback Cedrick Beavers, Pascagoula (Miss.) DL Jeffery Rush and Ocean Springs (Miss.) St. Martin WR Noreel White.