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Oregon State LB Rommel Mageo transferring to Ole Miss

Ole Miss began spring practice Wednesday, but the bigger news came off the field as the school confirmed the addition of linebacker Rommel Mageo, a graduate transfer from Oregon State.

The 6-foot-2, 233-pound Mageo earned a starting role with the Beavers this past season and led the team with 87 tackles. He also had two sacks and two interceptions. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play this fall.

The addition comes at a position of need for an Ole Miss team that will be without starting linebackers C.J. Johnson and Denzel Nkemdiche.

Mageo isn't expected to join the Rebels until the summer.