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A Rebel Instead

R.J. Hively was drafted by the Yankees in the 26th round two weeks ago. But on Sunday he'll come to Oxford to be a Rebel.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound junior right-handed pitcher from Santa Ana (Calif.) College had already been thinking "Ole Miss" for next school year. It didn't take long after the draft for him to solidify his decision. "I was already leaning toward Ole Miss," said Hively, who attended Cal-State Fullerton as a freshman before going the junior college route. "Of course, I wanted to see what would happen... Recommended Stories

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