Ole Miss scores big recruiting victory, reels in running back Mark Dodson

Hugh Freeze has made a quick impression on the recruiting trail in a short amount of time at Ole Miss and landed one of his biggest commitments yet on Monday after Memphis (Tenn.) running back Mark Dodson Jr. pledged to be a Rebel.

"I made my decision basically off going somewhere where not only do they want me but they need me and where I can make an impact right then and there," Dodson told RebelGrove.com.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pound back picked Ole Miss over SEC rivals Arkansas and Mississippi State among others. Dodson's relationship with the staff in Oxford and his fit in the offense were the two main selling points that made him make his committment to the school over the others however.

"I'm an all-purpose running back," he said. "They don't have to do a lot of subbing around me. They really don't have a back that fits Coach Freeze's offensive scheme other than Jeff Scott. He was telling me if Jeff Scott goes down, there's going to be some hell down there at Ole Miss."

Dodson becomes Ole Miss' ninth commitment for the class of 2013 and second running back to join the fold. Last season as a junior, the talented running back rushed for close to 2,100 yards and scored 28 touchdowns.
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