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Ole Miss Using Katy Perry Affiliation To Recruit 5-Star DE CeCe Jefferson

Back in early October, pop superstar Katy Perry, who will be playing the halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl, was on-hand to catch Ole Miss' upset victory over Alabama in Oxford. Perry had herself a grand old time in town, poking fun at LSU fans, hitting on Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight, trolling Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and celebrating with Ole Miss faithful after the win. It looks like the school is taking advantage of the attention she brought upon the program.

CeCe Jefferson, a five-star defensive end recruit who is still weighing his options, tweeted out a photo of a graphic that Ole Miss sent him this week. It shows an ESPN the Magazine cover with both Perry and Jefferson. He was clearly a fan of the gesture.

">@katyperry NBD

— 7 (@cecejeferson7)

Just me and my baby @katyperry NBD

— CeCe (@cecejeferson7) January 31, 2015

">January 31, 2015

It's not the first time we've seen a program use a pop star to help recruit a big-time player, but given Perry's upcoming performance, it seems more relevant than usual. Jefferson is looking at Ole Miss, Florida, Auburn, LSU and others.