Freshman Middle Linebacker Chris Strong is certified to play by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
The Prep All-American, and 4-time State Champion from South Panola, has been practicing with the first team defense for most of the past 2-weeks.
Wednesday was the last day the 6'2, 245-pounder could've practiced with the team without NCAA Certification.
He's expected to fill the void left in the middle by NFL First Round Pick Patrick Willis.
The Rebels are awaiting clearance for Defensive Tackle Jerrell Powe.
Wednesday was his last practice without certification.