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Reports: Former USC quarterback Jaxson Dart commits to Ole Miss

The former Corner Canyon standout visited BYU last week.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Corner Canyon's Jaxson Dart during the 6A state football championship game against Lone Peak at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Former USC quarterback Jaxson Dart is transferring to Ole Miss, per multiple reports.

The Utah native, who visited BYU last week, was rated the third-highest quarterback in the NCAA Transfer Portal this cycle, according to 247Sports.

Dart had a long-standing relationship with the BYU coaching staff dating back to his high school days. The 6-foot-3 quarterback played at Corner Canyon in Draper, becoming Utah’s Gatorade Player of the Year. BYU was the first high-major program to offer him a scholarship in 2020.

His father, Brandon Dart, played college football at the University of Utah.

Although Dart had significant Utah ties, BYU was seen as more of a long shot in the recruiting process. Dart visited Oklahoma and Ole Miss before coming to Provo.

Dart is coming off his true-freshman season at USC, where he started three games and played in six. He tallied 1,353 passing yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

When USC hired former Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley in late November, Dart’s future at the program came into question. It was unclear if Riley would bring former Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams with him. Dart was welcomed back to USC to compete for the job, per an ESPN report.

BYU will return starting quarterback Jaren Hall from 2021. Hall threw for 2,583 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions in his first season starting