After 2021 Magee (Miss.) High School athlete Chandler Pittman blistered the turf during a camp at the Manning Center earlier this month, Ole Miss invited him back to Oxford for an unofficial visit.
Pittman, his mother and uncle took the Rebels up on the invitation on Wednesday, as he made the trip back to Oxford, this time for an unofficial visit.
The 5-10, 160-pounder ran times of 4.36 and 4.41 in the 40-yard dash at the Rebels' camp. Ole Miss is recruiting him as a slot receiver and all-purpose back. The Rebels have not offered, but Pittman believes they will.
"We talked about that. They're telling me my time's coming and I'm patiently waiting. I love the fact that they're very interested in me," he told the Ole Miss Spirit.
"I had a pretty good performance at camp, and since then, they've started showing a lot more interest in me and I got invited up. They seem as an all-purpose back type...the type they can move a round from the backfield and out to the slot, too. Kind of like Tylan Knight or Elijah Moore...exactly like that."
Pittman is being tag-teamed recruited by wide receivers coach Jacob Peeler and running backs coach Derrick Nix. He spent time with both Ole Miss assistants on Wednesday.
Southern Miss and Mississippi State have also started to show interest. Pittman showed out at a Southern Miss camp earlier this summer. He will camp for the first time at Mississippi State on Thursday. On Friday, he will travel to Vanderbilt.
Pittman was pleased with how his visit in Oxford played out Wednesday.
"It was great. I walked around with (defensive assistant) Coach (Tayler) Polk and Coach Nix. We had a good time. I got to see all the drills and just learn more about the program. It was great. I loved it," shared Pittman.
With his home in Mississippi, did Pittman grow up a fan of any particular school?
"Yes sir. I've always been a fan of the Rebels. They've always grabbed my attention. I love the fans, and I love the hospitality," related Pittman.