Devante Kincade, a dual-threat quarterback out of Dallas' Skyline High School rated as a three-star prospect by Rivalsand a four-star prospect by Scout, has committed to Ole Miss today. Per his recruiting profiles, Kincade boasts offers from Kansas State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and several others. He is listed as being around six feet tall and 180 pounds, and has displayed significant athleticism during his high school career.
At the Elite 11 Dallas Regional, a qualifying event for the final Elite 11 quarterbacks camp, Kincade was named MVP of the event from a group of nearly sixty participating high school quarterbacks. He was praised by "head coach" of the event, Trent Dilfer - yes, that Trent Dilfer - for his poise and consistency.
This is a great pickup for coach Freeze and his staff. Kincade has the athleticism and accuracy they look for in a quarterback. He doesn't have all that powerful of an arm, but then again he has yet to begin his senior year of high school. I imagine that, as these camps wear on and Kincade gains more and more recognition, it may become harder and harder for the Rebels to hang on to the talent's commitment.
With this commitment, the Rebels now have two talented incoming high school quarterbacks in Kincade and Ryan Buchanan. It certainly is a unique situation for this program considering its recent history of recruiting junior college players and transfer students to play quarterback, but I think it's a situation that we fans can agree is a good one.