The 2019 college football season is in the rearview, which means programs have turned their sights toward the 2020 campaign. One new head coach is already making a major impact on his conference.
The Ole Miss Rebels hired former Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin as the team’s new head coach after the 2019 season. Kiffin is always great for a soundbite, but he’s already shown he’s a legitimate threat on the recruiting trail as well.
On Thursday night, Kiffin pulled off a major coup by stealing a top recruit from a rival program. Four-star wide receiver Marc Britt took to Twitter tonight to announce his commitment to Ole Miss.
In committing to Ole Miss, Britt decommitted from Florida, where he had been committed since November 2019.
Britt had a simple message for Rebels fans. “Ole Miss I’m on my way,” Britt said on Twitter.
Ole miss I’m on my way✍🏾
— Marc Britt(P6) (@marcbritt_P6) February 21, 2020
Britt is one of the top athlete recruits from the 2020 class. According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, Britt is the No. 9 athlete in the class and the No. 44 player from the state of Florida.
Ole Miss wasn’t in the hunt for Britt early on. When he released his top six teams in April 2019, the Rebels didn’t make the cut.
However, it’s clear that Lane Kiffin made Britt a priority for the 2020 class.