first_imgA football game between LSU and Ole Miss.OXFORD, MS – NOVEMBER 17: General view of fans watching the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 41-24. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)A former top running back recruit is reportedly considering a transfer.Ole Miss senior running back Eric Swinney has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal.Swinney was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He was ranked the No. 11 RB in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.#BREAKING senior running back, Eric Swinney, has put his name in the NCAA transfer portal. pic.twitter.com/kkbz8BHRMw— NewsWatch Ole Miss (@NewsWatch_UM) January 24, 2019Swinney, a Georgia native, had just 14 carries for 45 yards during the 2018 season at Ole Miss, though he missed the start of the season with mono.“It hurts,” Ole Miss’ running backs coach said about his absence at the start of the season. “Eric was the only guy coming back with any experience, and especially in third down situations being able to lean on him. But as they say, next man is up. … Of course it’s always different when you get into a game situation, but they’ve all shown signs that they’ll be able to compete at a high level.”The running back had 41 carries for 195 yards and three touchdowns during the 2017 season with the Rebels.Ole Miss is coming off a disappointing 2018 season, as the Rebels went 5-7, finishing in sixth place in the SEC’s West Division.last_img read more