A former Florida commit will be the one leading the way for Ole Miss in its quest to upset the No. 5 Gators Saturday morning in Oxford.
Matt Corral, who was committed to Florida for five months in 2017, is expected to be the Rebels’ starting quarterback vs. the Gators, sources told AL.com.
The redshirt sophomore, a former top-65 overall recruit who started the first four games for Ole Miss last season, had been competing with sophomore John Rhys Plumlee for the Rebels starting QB job.
It seems like Corral won’t be the only quarterback that plays for Ole Miss against Florida, though. Plumlee, who started the final eight games for the Rebels last year, is expected to get playing time too, according to sources.
Plumlee, one of the nation’s most dangerous runners at the quarterback position, finished last season with 1,023 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. However, Corral is more of a pro-style passer and was ranked as the fourth-best pro-style quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
The game against Florida will be Ole Miss’ first with Lane Kiffin as its head coach. The Rebels enter the matchup as a 14-point underdog, according to Vegas Insider.
Matt Zenitz is a senior SEC football reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.