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WATCH: Zamari Walton announces his commitment with epic video

Kaiden Smith01/23/23
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Former Georgia Tech cornerback Zamari Walton committed to Ole Miss on Sunday, but on Monday he posted a video on his Twitter account that made the commitment seem even more officially official.

Walton gave Rebel fans a first look and sneak peek at what they’ll see from him on Saturdays, as he posted a commitment video that showed him wearing the Ole Miss threads for the very first time. Walton sported two different uniform combos, sporting the red and signature powder blue in his announcement. He was also wearing a new number, wearing the number 3 after previously wearing number 7 and 21 at Georgia Tech.

Walton has spent the last five years with the Yellow Jackets and in his career racked up 123 tackles, 17 pass breakups, a sack, and three interceptions. In 2022, he had 36 tackles, defended six passes, and got his hands on one interception, which was good enough to earn him Honorable-Mention All-ACC honors.

He’s a Florida native who attended Melbourne Central Catholic high school, and in the 2018 recruiting class was a three-star prospect ranked the 1132 player and 106 cornerback in the country. According to On3’s transfer portal rankings, he was the No. 70 prospect in the transfer portal and the No. 8 available cornerback.

Walton joins 13 other Ole Miss transfer portal commitments, that round out a transfer portal class that ranks No. 3 according to On3’s transfer portal index. The Rebels lost three corners to the transfer portal, and Walton is their third to commit through the portal joining former North Texas cornerback
DeShawn Gaddie Jr. and former Miami of Ohio corner John Saunders.

Ole Miss to hire WKU’s Keynodo Hudson as cornerbacks coach

Ole Miss has hired Western Kentucky cornerback coach Keynodo Hudson for the same position, On3’s Matt Zenitz reports. Hudson said Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin have history dating back to their USC days in 2012 and 2013.

He was also a defensive administrative assistant and CB coach while at FAU in 2017 and 2018 before moving on to Illinois and eventually Western Kentucky. At WKU, he spearheaded a defensive backs group that ranked No. 1 in Conference-USA in interceptions last season and No. 2 in 2022.

Hudson will replace former CB coach Sam Carter who left Oxford for the same position at Purdue earlier this month.

On3’s Barkley Truax contributed to this report