Posted: 11:15 pm Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
By Jason Lieser
The spectrum of possibilities for Atlantic receiver Quadarias Mireles ranges from enrolling early at Ole Miss to signing with a completely different school Feb. 3.
Mireles committed to Ole Miss during the season and hoped to be an early enrollee, but that plan is in jeopardy. He graduated early, but has not yet been cleared by the NCAA.
Mireles (5-10, 172, 4.35, No. 33 on The Big Board) said he hopes to be cleared no later than Monday, which would allow him to enroll in time for spring practices. That would make him the area’s eighth early enrollee from this senior class.
However, if he is denied early enrollment, Mireles would have at least two more weeks to reconsider his other scholarship offers, including one from Miami. Louisville offered him, too, and several schools (Michigan State, for one) showed interest throughout the season. Mireles said he would be open to those opportunities, but still expects to end up at Ole Miss.
“I have to wait to be cleared,” he said. “If I don’t get cleared, I’ll just go in the fall. Most likely, I’d still sign with Ole Miss. I feel pretty good about it.”
Mireles had been talking with Miami about a visit this weekend, but said he decided against it.
He did waver on his promise to Ole Miss over the past few weeks, but said he now is settled on it.
“I kinda wanted to weigh my options, but this is what I came to,” Mireles said. “I feel good about Ole Miss.”
As a senior for Atlantic, Mireles caught 26 passes for 426 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 172 yards and a touchdown.
All commitments are non-binding. No player is locked into a school until he signs a national letter of intent. The first day seniors can sign is Feb. 3, national signing day.