Jaxson Dart transfers to Ole Miss: Former USC starter will compete to replace All-SEC QB Matt Corral

Former USC quarterback Jaxson Dart will transfer to Ole Miss, according to 247Sports’ Chris Hummer. Dart, who started three games for the Trojans as a true freshman in 2021, will have three years of eligibility remaining in Oxford. Additionally, ESPN’s Chris Low reports former USC tight end Michael Trigg will join Dart in transferring from L.A. to Ole Miss. Trigg, a former top-150 recruit, caught seven passes for 109 yards receiving and a touchdown as a true freshman. 

Dart completes the transfer following an injury-plagued season in which he missed time with a torn meniscus, though he still completed 61.9% of his passes for 1,353 yards passing, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. He threw for four touchdowns and 391 yards in his first major action against Washington State on Sept. 18. 

The Kaysville, Utah, product ranked as a top-10 quarterback recruit in the 2021 class and was the No. 69 prospect overall. The 247Sports Transfer Portal rankings slotted Dart as its No. 3 overall player, trailing only fellow quarterbacks Caleb Williams and Quinn Ewers, the latter of which transferred to Texas from Ohio State. Williams has not yet selected a transfer destination, though he has multiple options. 

Dart is a major addition for Ole Miss as it looks to replace All-SEC quarterback Matt Corral, a projected first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Corral led the Rebels to their first ever 10-win regular season season and a berth in the Sugar Bowl. However, Corral suffered an injury early against No. 7 Baylor and was unable to finish the game. 

Dart will compete with fellow 2021 recruit Luke Altmyer for the starting job. Altmyer completed 15 of 28 passes for 174 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the 21-7 Sugar Bowl loss to the…

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