Kentrel Bullock admitted he wasn't really expecting an offer Saturday when he camped at Ole Miss.
The 2020 running back from Columbia (Miss.) High School had kind of focused his attention on a group of mid-major programs who had pulled the trigger on him. Outside of camping at Ole Miss on Saturday, his only other visit plans for the summer was to work out for Tulane in July.
That all changed when the 5-10, 195-pounder blistered the turf inside the Manning Center with a world class time of 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Yes, the time was clocked by hand, but super fast is super fast.
"Everybody just kind of stopped and got quiet," Bullock told the Ole Miss Spirit. "Everybody paused, then there was some noise. That's when I knew I had run really fast. Until then, I didn't realize that I did that."
Ole Miss is Bullock's first Power 5 offer. The Rebels join Arkansas State, Troy, Memphis, UAB, Louisiana Tech and others on his offer sheet.
"I really wasn't expecting. After everything was over they told me I had to come to the head coach's office. Coach Luke told me I had the offer," related Bullock.
"I feel great. I really didn't know I had it in me. I had thought it all out."
What Bullock did not have to think about very long is where Ole Miss stands among the programs recruiting him. He named the Rebels his leader just minutes after receiving the offer.
"Ole Miss is at the top," said Bullock. "They're my leader."
As for a timetable on a decision?
"I feel like I'm at the point where I'm going to pull the trigger," he said.
Bullock did say Saturday afternoon that he planned to return to Columbia to discuss things with his family before making any sort of a decision.