'Where I want to be'

Devante Kincade

Dallas, Texas, quarterback Devante Kincade committed to Ole Miss in July, despite having never stepped foot on campus.


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The four-star quarterback, rated the No. 21 quarterback in the country by FOXSportsNEXT.com, finally made it to Oxford on Saturday -- an unofficial visit to see Ole Miss take on Vanderbilt.

And, as Kincade tells is, the visit was worth the wait.

"It's been a great experience, man," he said Sunday afternoon. "The atmosphere was everything I thought it was going to be. People always wonder why I committed and came on a visit. Ole Miss is a great place to be."

Ole Miss raced out to a 23-6 lead against Vanderbilt. However, the Commodores outscored the Rebels 27-3 the rest of the way, ultimately claiming a 27-26 win.

The loss dropped Ole Miss to 5-5 on the year and 2-4 in Southeastern Conference games. The Rebels have two games left on their schedule -- LSU and Mississippi State -- to notch that ever-elusive sixth win for bowl eligibility.

Despite the loss, Kincade said Ole Miss is a team on an upward trajectory.


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"That's a team that's on the rise," he said. "They work together, they play together. They played hard to the end of the game. I'm just going to hope I can come in and be a part of that next year."

Ole Miss had 458 yards of offense in the game, including 403 passing yards by quarterback Bo Wallace. Kincade feels he will fit in well in the up-tempo offensive attack.

"It fits me perfect," Kincade said. "Everything they do, we basically do at my school.

"I'm so comfortable with (Ole Miss head) Coach (Hugh) Freeze's offense. It's explosive, and they can break a big play anytime."

A dual-threat quarterback, Kincade completed 186 of 263 passes for 3,270 yards and 37 touchdowns as a junior for powerhouse Skyline High School. Through nine games as a senior, he's totaled over 2,700 yards of total offense and upwards of 40 touchdowns.

Kincade-led Skyline (9-1) defeated Richardson Berkner, 63-20, to claim a regional championship Friday night.

He made the trip to Ole Miss early Saturday morning. He spent some of his visit with Freeze and players. The visit, he said, reaffirmed his commitment.

"He's really excited about me coming," Kincade said of Freeze. "He said he's ready for me to get here. He wishes I could go ahead and get here in January so we can go ahead and get started. But I got to wait. That's the place I want to be. It's where I want to be."

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Kincade holds offers from, among others, Ole Miss, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Texas Tech.




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