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Former Maryland and WKU quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome to transfer to Ole Miss

DJ Durkin is reunited with another former signee.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 12 Maryland at Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Tuesday morning, the Clarion-Ledger’s Nick Suss reported that former Maryland and Western Kentucky quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome has transferred to Ole Miss. The former DJ Durkin signee played at Maryland for three seasons before playing in Bowling Green, Ky. in 2020 with former WKU-turned Ole Miss receiver, Jahcour Pearson.

In high school, Pigrome was the 2015 Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year and two-time Alabama Mr. Football runner-up. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound signal caller led Clay (Ala.) to two state title games, winning it all as a junior. As a senior, he accounted for 62 total touchdowns, passing for 44 and running for 18. Pigrome passed for 31 touchdowns and ran for 18 touchdowns during the state championship run his junior year.

He chose the Terrapins over notable offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Memphis, Missouri, Purdue, Rutgers, Tulane, and Virginia Tech among others.

At Maryland, Pigrome started seven games and accumulated 2,407 total yards of offense and 17 total touchdowns in 34 games. After splitting time with Kasim Hill most of 2018, Pigrome closed the season with 512 passing yards and two touchdowns against Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State in 2019. A year later, he flashed big-time against Indiana, Purdue and Rutgers, throwing for 539 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 107 yards and a score against the Boilermakers.

During his one year at WKU, Pigrome threw for 1,603 yards and nine touchdowns and ran for another 337 yards and four more touchdowns.

The addition of Pigrome is seemingly giving Lane Kiffin and offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby peace of mind with John Rhys Plumlee’s ongoing transition to wide receiver. With Pigrome now on the roster, it gives Ole Miss a backup with Power 5 experience and allows them to full embed Plumlee into the wide receiver and not have to worry about moonlighting in the film room to stay sharp at the quarterback position if he is ever needed.

With all this said, Pigrome is a serviceable addition. The Alabama native is a true dual-threat who can absolutely pick them up and put them down and can deliver a catchable ball in the intermediate and downfield passing game.

I also wouldn’t put it past Kiffin and Lebby to implement him in some specific packages as an added wrinkle for folks to prepare for down the road.