November 7, 2009

Florida speedster makes decision

Quadarius Mireles hasn't yet talked to Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt or any other member of the Rebels' coaching staff, but if they're checking their cell phones, he's left them some interesting news.

Mireles, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound wide receiver from Delray Beach (Atlantic), Fla., said he has texted Nutt, Ole Miss cornerbacks coach/recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn and administrative intern Jorge Baez to inform them of his commitment to the Rebels.

"I just feel like that's my new home," Mireles said Saturday afternoon. "I feel I fit there good and that's where I need to be."

Mireles, who has an official visit planned to Ole Miss on Dec. 4, said he had been planning to commit to Ole Miss after that trip to Oxford. However, he had a change of heart Saturday.

"I talked to my mom and my uncle," Mireles said. "We had this long conversation and I just came up with the decision that I want to go to Ole Miss."

Mireles also has scholarship offers from Louisville and Central Michigan. However, he said Saturday he doesn't plan to take any visits before or after the one to Ole Miss.

"I think that's it," Mireles said. "I'm not sure, but I believe it is. The decision is actually a relief.

"I'm just expecting a good college chemistry. I can't really explain it. I just want to get up there and meet the coaches. I've met Coach Vaughn and I've talked to Coach Nutt. They want me to replace Dexter McCluster and step up for him and fill his shoes."

Mireles said he has recorded more than 20 catches for more than 300 yards and four touchdown through nine games so far this season. He has also recorded two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, on defense. Used sparingly as a running back, Mireles has rushed 14 times for 155 yards.

If accepted, Mireles' commitment to Ole Miss would be the Rebels' 12th for their 2010 signing class. Ole Miss is expected to sign three or four wide receivers in this class. Other key targets at the position include Oak Grove, Miss., four-star standout Robert Johnson and Macon, Miss., four-star product Vincent Sanders.

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