It’s been circulating around Twitter for most of 2020, but it finally appears to be coming to fruition. Former Ole Miss cornerback Deantre Prince will return to Oxford in 2021 to play for Lane Kiffin and the Rebels.
The Charleston, Miss. native left the team after last season and ended up at Northeast Mississippi Community College as a student. The former three-star has hinted here and there on his Twitter account that he was thinking of making a return, but most were unsure of the validity of the claims.
But, as of today, it appears that Prince will make his triumphant return to Oxford to play for the Rebels in 2021.
You Say “Come To The Sip” I Say I’m Returning Home ❤️ .. Excited To Return Home ♂️ pic.twitter.com/WybrnoPr0z— Deantre Prince (@prince_deantre) December 10, 2020
Prince burst onto the scene as a true freshman last year, finishing with 25 total tackles, two passes defended, and two interceptions. Most of you were introduced to Deantre when he picked off a pass against Cal, but everyone knew his name when he baited Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow into a bad interception in the 2019 Magnolia Bowl.
The 6-foot-0, 170-pounder brings a ton of raw athleticism and length to a secondary that is in dire need of play-making ability. The former 59th-ranked corner in the country signed with Ole Miss over notable offers from Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M among several others.