By Brent Huelsmann
Nashville High School senior Royce Newman committed to Ole Miss on Monday night via twitter after previously being verbally committed to Missouri. Newman originally verbally committed to Missouri on June 13, 2015.
Newman, who missed Saturday's Hornets' game to go on an official visit to Ole Miss, is rated as a four star prospect according to 247sports.com and Scout.com, and a three-star prospect according to ESPN.com and rivals.com.
Scout.com has Newman listed as the 14th ranked player at his position in the country for the Class of 2016 and the 1st ranked player at his position in Illlinois. ESPN.com lists Newman as the 55th Offensive Tackle in the class of 2016.
Newman has been a force for the Hornets football team and basketball team for the last four years. This past season the Hornets advanced all the way to the final four before being eliminated by Auburn.
Along with Ole Miss and Missouri, Newman received offers from NC State, Nebraska, Georgia, Illinois, and Penn State. The Ole Miss Rebels play in the SEC, and finished the 2015 season with a 10-3 record, and defeated Oklahoma State in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day.
National Signing Day is February 3.