BLOG — It was just over a month ago when Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze received word that Jackson Prep quarterback Ryan Buchanan told him he wanted to be a Rebel. Now, with the start of the 2012 season a little less than two months away from starting, Freeze has picked up a pledge from another standout quarterback. Dallas (Skyline) QB Devante Kincade, a four prospect according to Scout.com, verbally pledged to Freeze Friday morning, giving the first-year head coach another reason to believe that he can turn things around in Oxford and run the same exciting offense he employed at Arkansas State.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Kincade chose Ole Miss over offers from Notre Dame, LSU, Kansas State, Nebraska and Texas Tech, just to name a few schools.
“The things I do fit well in their scheme,” Kincade told the Dallas Morning News’ Matt Wixon as to why he chose Ole Miss. “It’s the SEC. I was told to come in and make a great impact early.”
Kincade, who will compete in the upcoming national Elite 11 competition after winning the Dallas MVP honors this past March, is rated as the 67th best overall prospect in the state of Texas, regardless of position, by Rivals.com and the 19th-best dual-threat QB in the nation. National recruiting guru, Tom Lemming, has Kincade rated as the 18th best combo QB in the nation on his list for 2013.
According to stats provided by the Morning News, Kincade threw for over 3,270 yards and 37 touchdowns last year as a junior and has the ability to elude rushers in the pocket thanks to his athletic ability. He finished the 2011 season with 857 yards and 17 TDs on the ground. Kincade, who was named to the second team All-State squad, is Ole Miss’ 14th verbal pledge for the 2013 season.
Here is a video clip of Kincade in action at the Elite 11 combine in Cowboys Stadium:
Devante Kincade (July 6, 2012)