Ole Miss Adds JUCO Quarterback Ta'amu
Dec. 15, 2016


OXFORD, Miss. – After bolstering its defense with three junior college signees on Wednesday, Ole Miss added some firepower to its offense on Thursday with the signature of New Mexico Military Institute quarterback Jordan Ta’amu.

Ta’amu, who is from Pearl City, Hawaii, threw for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns as a sophomore at NMMI this fall. He will join the Rebels in January, along with Jones County JC defensive back Javien Hamilton, Northeast Mississippi CC linebacker Brenden Williams and Jones County JC defensive end Markel Winters.

“Jordan comes from a wonderful family, and we're excited to welcome him to our program,” Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said. “He had a tremendous junior college career and showed great athleticism, vision, arm strength and touch. JT is also an outstanding student, and we look forward having him join our family.”

Ole Miss is also expecting to sign some mid-year high school student-athletes, who will be announced when they start Ole Miss classes in the spring semester.

Below is a bio and highlight video on Ta’amu.

Jordan Ta’amu | QB | 6-2 | 200 | Pearl City, Hawaii | New Mexico Military

Rated a 3-star prospect by Scout and ESPN … Tabbed the No. 4 junior college dual-threat QB in the nation by ESPN … Member of the Scout JUCO Top 100, listed as the No. 99 overall JUCO prospect in the country … As a sophomore at NMMI, threw for 3,014 yards and 32 touchdowns while also rushing for 328 yards and seven touchdowns … Ranked third in the NJCAA with 334.9 passing ypg and second nationally with his 32 passing TDs … 2016 Southwest Junior College Football Conference Player of the Year, All-Region and All-SWJCFC … As a senior at Pearl City High School in Hawaii, named All-State and Division 2 Offensive Player of the Year while throwing for 1,779 yards with 29 TDs and only four interceptions … Also rushed for 392 yards with two TDs … Led Pearl City to the Hawaii D2 title games in 2013 and 2014.


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