Signing Day Surprise: Ole Miss lands On3 consensus three-star offensive lineman Cam East
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Signing Day Surprise: Ole Miss lands On3 consensus three-star offensive lineman Cam East

Ben Garrett12/15/21
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On3 consensus three-star offensive lineman Cam East de-committed from Mississippi State 12 days ago.

He officially joined the Bulldogs’ in-state rival, the Ole Miss Rebels, on National Signing Day.

“After hard thinking and long talks with my family, I have decided to open my recruitment back up and de-commit from Mississippi State University,” East wrote on Twitter earlier this month.

“Huge thank you to the MSU coaching staff and players for all the hospitality and love they have shown me through this recruiting process!”

East signed with Ole Miss early Wednesday morning, despite initially planning to hold off until February.

He joins a 2022 offensive line class now featuring Falentha Carswell, who flipped from Miami (Fla.) about an hour before East made his announcement, Preston Cushman, Bryson Hurst and Timi Gagophien.

“Since Ole Miss offered, we have been talking a lot,” East said, in a previous interview with On3. “It is every day that I talk with coach Thornton, and we have built a good relationship. 

“I have watched Ole Miss on play on TV, they score a lot of points, and I like their offense. It is a school I am interested in.”

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and offensive line coach Jake Thornton held an in-home visit with East a little over two weeks ago.

The 6-foot-7, 270-pound East is ranked as the No. 34 offensive tackle by the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s the No. 28 prospect in Louisiana.

East visited Ole Miss officially for the Liberty game. He held additional offers from Florida State, Arkansas, Georgia, Virginia, Texas Tech and TCU, among others.

“They were spending time with us and just talking it up about the program and how they run things,” East said of the in-home, in a previous interview with The Ole Miss Spirit. “Also answering my family’s questions.”

East was a second team All-State selection as a junior. He was also a two-time all-district honoree. He helped lead St. Augustine to the LHSAA Division I Quarterfinals in his final prep season.