The quarterback battle is heating up in Oxford.
Starkville native Luke Altmyer and USC transfer Jaxson Dart are battling it out to become Ole Miss’s signal caller as the Rebels are just days away from their first game of the 2022 college football season.
According to senior defensive back Deantre Prince, Ole Miss has two great quarterbacks competing for the starting spot. When asked who he believes will win the starting quarterback job, Prince stated that he had no idea, but added that he had intercepted passes from both quarterbacks in the offseason.
“I can’t wait to see who’s going to win the spot. I honestly can’t tell you who I feel is going to win the spot because I don’t know at the same time because I’ve picked both of them off,” Prince said. “I’m just coming from a DB’s perspective. I have two great quarterbacks.”
Both Altmyer and Dart look to fill big shoes that were passed down by Matt Corral, who had 3,349 yards and 20 touchdowns in the air as well as 614 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground in the Rebels’ 10-win season that resulted in an Allstate Sugar Bowl appearance.
Ole Miss opens up the 2022 season in a home opener against the Troy Trojans who are led by a familiar face in head coach Jon Sumrall. Sumrall served as the Rebels’ linebackers coach in 2018.