On February 10 Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork told the Jackson, Miss.
Clarion Ledger the NCAA’s investigation was done, and that rumors of a second notice of allegations against the football program were false. In February of 2016 MSU signees Kobe Jones and Jeffery Simmons talked to the NCAA about the Ole Miss case.
While there are still some questions about the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder's size, he's beginning to draw very real first-round buzz.
The freshly-minted Heisman winner will have at least one more chance to strut his stuff on the big stage -- against Georgia in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day -- before he begins the draft process in earnest. Mayfield does have his improvisational tendencies, but he's a far more disciplined prospect -- both on and off the field -- than Johnny Football was coming out of college.
Lewis, a Brookhaven, Miss., native and four-star rated linebacker, signed with MSU in February of 2015.
With both MSU and Ole Miss coming off New Year’s Six bowl games, Lewis was a huge get for the Bulldogs — 247Sports rated him as the top inside linebacker prospect in the nation.
There was always a statement for the record, a reminder from college sports’ governing body that Lewis would be safe ... “Leo, do you understand that the limited immunity offer is contingent on you doing that, providing complete and truthful information?” NCAA investigator Mike Sheridan asked Lewis, reading from a prepared document. That first time, they were in a Hilton Garden Inn off the highway in Starkville, Miss., early on a humid Wednesday morning in August of 2016.