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Ole Miss Loads Up With 6th Four-Star in 2025 Class


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Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss have reeled in a stout defensive lineman to join their burgeoning 2025 recruiting class. Andrew Maddox, out of Oak Grove Hight School in Hattiesburg, Miss., committed to the Rebels on June 17.


For the 2025 recruiting cycle, Maddox is rated by 247Sports as the top DL in the state of Mississippi. He is currently rated as a four-star but could bump that up to five stars if he has a great senior season.



The nation's top programs targeted Maddox. He received offers from Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Texas and others.


Maddox's primary recruiter was defensive line coach Randall Joyner.


"I just love the coaching staff at Ole Miss," Maddox said.


Additionally, he said he loves the game day atmosphere at Oxford, colorfully commenting that he feels like he is "in a big shark tank" when he spends Saturdays in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.



About Maddox

Maddox is 6-foot-3 and weighs 270 pounds. As a high school junior, Maddox made 99 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. According to Rivals National Recruiting Director Adam Gorney, Maddox moves along the defensive line with skill, easily beats double teams at the high school level and regularly intrudes in opponents' backfields.



Brotherly Connection

Maddox’s older brother, AJ, is a freshman on the Rebels' roster. Like his younger brother, AJ was a four-star recruit as a quarterback.



Unsurprisingly, Maddox said the fact that his brother is on the team was a significant factor in his decision to commit to the Rebels.


AJ's and Andrew's father is Anthony Maddox, who played in the NFL after being selected in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft.


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Ole Miss Rising

With Maddox's commitment, Ole Miss now has the No. 15 class in the 2025 cycle according to On3. Maddox is the 12th member of the Rebels' 2025 recruiting class. He joins five other four-stars in the class:


  1. Akylin Dear, running back from Quitman, Miss.

  2. Jarcoby Hopson, linebacker from Horn Lake, Miss.

  3. Jerome Myles, wide receiver from West Jordan, Utah

  4. Keon Young, safety from Auburndale, Fla.

  5. Dillon Alfred, wide receiver from Gautier, Miss.


With this strong class, the Rebels' future looks promising.






1 Comment


Guest
Jun 18

Muffin is funny. I guess he was just too young when he flamed out as head coach for the Raiders and USC.

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