Freeze Will Play Freshmen against Vanderbilt

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's celebrated freshman class won't be standing on the sidelines for long.

Second-year coach Hugh Freeze says the team's most highly rated recruits -- like defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, receiver Laquon Treadwell and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil -- have played well during the first two weeks of preseason camp and will contribute immediately when the Rebels open the season against Vanderbilt on Aug. 29.

The trio of five-star prospects will be surrounded by other young faces. Freeze expects around 10 freshmen to make their debut against the Commodores.

Freeze said it's "certainly a challenge" to make sure all the freshmen are ready to contribute. He said the coaching staff is trying to make sure it doesn't ask the young players to do too much.


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