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Van Jefferson chooses Ole Miss over Michigan

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The four-star wide receiver's interesting recruitment ended Wednesday with the decision to sign with Ole Miss over Michigan.

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Michigan's National Signing Day ended on a sour note.

The curious case of Van Jefferson's (Brentwood, Tennessee) wild recruitment has come to an end, as he as officially committed to Ole Miss over Michigan and Georgia on National Signing Day.

Jefferson is a four-star prospect and the 11th ranked wide receiver in the class of 2015, according to the 247 Composite Ranking.

The journey he took to get here was an interesting one. Jefferson committed to the Georgia Bulldogs back in August and then flipped to Ole Miss less than two weeks ago on Jan. 25. Last week, he was offered by the Wolverines and took an official visit to Ann Arbor this past weekend, which by all accounts went well and had him feeling "at home."

Jefferson has notable ties to the area, as his father Shawn Jefferson played for the Detroit Lions in 2003 and then coached their wide receivers from 2005-12. He played his first few years of high school football at Orchard Lake St. Mary's.

With Jefferson's commitment announced, Michigan's 2015 class should remain pat with 14 commits after adding four new ones today in Karan Higdon, Keith Washington, Shelton Johnson, and Ty Wheatley, Jr.