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Tyrese Fryfogle spurns family ties to Ole Miss, commits to Indiana

The son of a former Ole Miss player was set to visit Oxford this weekend, but committed to Grant Heard & Indiana after a visit tonight anyway.

A big win for Indiana’s new offensive coaching staff in the recruiting battle tonight.

After an weekend visit to Bloomington and an in-home visit from Tom Allen, Mike DeBord, and Grant Heard tonight, Mississippi wideout Tyrese Fryfogle committed to Indiana over his father’s Ole Miss. The under-the-radar, late-bloomington prospect from George County High School only held three scholarship offers from an odd combination of schools — Ole Miss, Indiana, and Idaho — but other SEC schools like Mississippi State and South Carolina were showing interest.

Despite the lack of recruiting service hype, it’s a big pickup for the Hoosiers to beat out a top SEC program that seemingly had every in to pickup Freyfogle. The Rebels had been the leader in his recruitment for some time, and the decision was reportedly neck and neck as early as this morning with the 6-2 target slated to visit Oxford this weekend. Tyrese’s father, Trey Freyfogle, played wideout at Ole Miss from 2000-2002.

"I've been having a good feeling all day (Indiana) was the place for me," he told the Biloxi Sun-Herald. "I talked to my family before they came. They came and sat down with my family and grandmother. They talked to everybody. I finally put it out there, told them. I couldn't hold it in much longer.”

You can check out Fryfogle’s tape right here on Hudl.