Top QB Matt Corral flips commitment from Florida to Ole Miss

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Top QB Matt Corral flips commitment from Florida to Ole Miss

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Top QB Matt Corral flips commitment from Florida to Ole Miss

Matt Corral, one of the top quarterback recruits in the class of 2018, flipped his commitment to Ole Miss Thursday night.

What makes the move even more interesting than Ole Miss claiming Corral (who is ranked No. 60 by the 247 Sports Composite and the No. 3 pro-style QB in the country) just weeks after it received NCAA sanctions is which school the Rebels pulled him from: Florida, and its new head coach Dan Mullen.

“A lot played into this. Coach Matt Luke is a family-oriented guy,” Corral told 247Sports. “I figured I wouldn’t miss a beat if I went there from California. It’s like home. The offense they run, it may not be what I’ve said in the past, but talking to people I trust and those I believe in, I know this won’t be a bad decision for me. That offense will help me show off my talents on the biggest stage. Plus, and to top it all off, this is the SEC West.”

Corral is 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds. He threw for 2,495 yards and 29 touchdowns for Long Beach (California) Poly this season.

Corral will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and then enroll at Ole Miss in January. With the departure of Shea Patterson to Michigan, Corral is expected to give Jordan Ta’amu a backup in the short term and a potential long-term option at QB for the Rebels.

Ta’amu has one year of eligibility remaining. Ole Miss has Jason Pellerin and Alex Faniel as the other two scholarship quarterbacks on its roster.

Corral also represents the first highly-touted commitment in Luke’s tenure as a head coach. He’s by far the highest-rated player in this recruiting class, which ranks 60th in the country and 13th in the SEC.

So it will be interesting to see what kind of momentum Luke and company can build off Corral’s commitment for the rest of this recruiting cycle.

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