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Ole Miss DT Herbert Moore Wants To See Star Basketball Recruit Malik Newman Commit To The Rebels

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Defensive tackle Herbert Moore may play for Hugh Freeze's football program, but he wants the rest of the school's teams to do well. Ole Miss men's basketball is a finalist for the services of top ranked point guard and Mississippi native Malik Newman, and Moore really wants to see him commit to Andy Kennedy's squad.

">@iammaliknewman becomes a rebel. It will be the new normal

— Herbert Moore (@99still_coming) April 22, 2015

From the sound of things, Ole Miss is fighting an uphill battle. The Courier-Journal has more on the All-American's upcoming decision, which is expected to come Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

Newman, a McDonald's All American and arguably the nation's best perimeter scorer, is considering UK, Mississippi State, LSU, Ole Miss, NC State and Kansas. The Wildcats, long thought to be the leaders for Newman, are now seen as anything but a lock to get him, and Mississippi State, under new coach Ben Howland, has been generated the most recent buzz.

Newman's father, Horatio Webster, played at Mississippi State.

LSU also has been considered a legitimate contender, too.

Ole Miss basketball currently has commitments from three three-star players—Rasheed Brooks, Terence Davis, and Donte Fitzpatrick—as well as former UC Riverside guard Sam Finley.