Ole Miss flips On3 consensus three-star Falentha Carswell from Miami (Fla.) on National Signing Day

Ben Garrettby:Ben Garrett12/15/21


On3 consensus three-star offensive lineman Falentha Carswell kept quiet throughout the recruiting process, despite a July commitment to Miami (Fla.). 

He made plenty of noise on National Signing Day.

Carswell flipped to Ole Miss early Wednesday morning and signed his national letter of intent. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Carswell is ranked as the No. 38 offensive tackle in the country by the industry-generated On3 consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and offensive line coach Jake Thornton held an in-home visit with Carswell eight days ago. The visit came one day after Miami fired Manny Diaz. Mario Cristobal replaced him. 

Carswell is the No. 588 overall prospect in the 2022 class. He joins an Ole Miss offensive line class already featuring Gautier, Miss., four-star offensive tackle Bryson Hurst, Clearwater, Fla., three-star offensive tackle Preston Cushman and Houston, Texas, three-star offensive tackle Time Gagophien. 

Cushman was the first Ole Miss signee on Wednesday. Hurst is set to sign on Dec. 16. Gagophien, who recently relocated to Canada, won’t sign until February.

Carswell helped Washington County to a 5-5 record and the Georgia high school playoffs las a senior last season. He also played basketball. He chose the Rebels over Miami, Oregon, North Carolina State and Georgia Tech, among others.


Before we get to Carswell’s ability on the field, I do want to reiterate how big of a deal this is for Ole Miss to not only beat out Cristobal, noted offensive line whisperer, but to have another book-end tackle added to the class.

Sure, he may still be a little raw, but the frame and athleticism is there to build around. 

He has excellent feet, which give him the ability to work to the second level and has a pretty strong punch at the point of attack in run blocking.

I think he will need some time to get more comfortable in his pass sets, but for someone that carries 275 pounds around like it’s 235 pounds, I think Ole Miss is excited about the opportunity to try and capitalize on his potential.

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