Ole Miss lands four-star running back

Hugh Freeze continues to make an immediate impact in a short amount of time at Ole Miss, as the Rebels have landed Rivals.com four-star Class of 2013 running back Mark Dodson Jr.

The Whitehaven High School (Memphis, TN) all-purpose back chose the Rebels over a handful of other SEC schools, including rival Mississippi State, Arkansas, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

The 5-9, 180-pounder, who also plays defensive back, rushed for 2,100 yards and 28 touchdowns on 110 carries last fall after recording over 1,500 yards and 22 scores on the ground as a sophomore. He will help fill a position of great need for the Rebels.

Freeze and his staff are off to an impressive start in Oxford following the disappointing Houston Nutt era. The program was able to land a pair of commitments a few weeks back, including three-star outside linebacker Mario Mathis (Thomasville, Ga.). The Rebels also picked up a commitment from junior college receiver Quadarias Mireles. The 5-11, 185-pounder attends East Mississippi Community College and should be able to contribute in Freeze's spread offense upon arrival.

Ole Miss now has nine verbals in the 2013 class. Along with Dodson and Mathis, safety Antonio Allen headlines the class. The 5-9, 205-pound four-star prospect plays at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis and had scholarship offers from Michigan State, Illinois and Kentucky, among other schools.

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