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Monday, March 5, 2012
Ole Miss adds to 2012 recruiting class

By Edward Aschoff

Hugh Freeze added to his first Ole Miss class over the weekend when three-star cornerback Anthony Standifer (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee) committed Sunday. He is the 18th commitment in the Rebels' 2012 class.

It took longer than expected for Standifer to sign with the Rebels, but he finally put his pretty interesting recruitment to bed.

"I knew it when I was down there, and told them when I was down there," Standifer told Rivals.com team site RebelGrove about his decision to commit to Ole Miss. "It was the facilities, the coaches, the players on the team and I fit in real well. It just felt like home."

Standifer originally found another home during the recruiting process when he committed to Michigan last June, but decommitted in December. He reopened his recruitment and stretched it out well beyond national signing day. He took official visits to Boise State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Pitt and Vanderbilt, before finally settling on the Rebels.

Standifer stands 6 feet, 180 pounds and was ranked the No. 38 cornerback in the 2012 class. Here's part of his scouting report from ESPN recruiting services:
"From a pure measurables and on the hoof standpoint, Standifer is a good-looking prospect. Tall, long with a leaner, yet deceptively built strong frame and the room to fill out. Not a burner but flashes good range and better play-speed than his testing times indicate. Instinctive with good ball awareness skills in deep coverage. Soundly reads quarterback and tracks the throw. Turns into a receiver when the ball is in the air. Athletic with good length and arm extension to match up with taller receivers."