Ole Miss Receives Verbal From Elite 11 QB
"I fit in their scheme, the type of thing they do," said Kincade of his decision. "The offense is kind of like Skyline's, and the coaching staff is great—I feel comfortable being around them and talking to them.
"The SEC is the next thing to the NFL," he continued. "I feel comfortable playing against big-time players every week...competing every week."
Kincade has a legitimate chance of starting as a true freshman: the Rebels are coming off a 2-10 season in 2011 which featured a passing attack that finished 107th in the nation (151.7 yards per game).
There still lay huge questions at the position moving forward with Randall Mackey moving to wide receiver.
For a program that's lacked much to be excited for lately, fans will have something to look forward to in the near future. Kincade has electrifying athleticism, possessing an outstanding dual-threat skill set that he used to combine for 4,127 yards and 54 touchdowns as a junior last year.
And for those who think he's just another running quarterback with so-so passing ability, think again. Accuracy is one of Kincade's top attributes, completing nearly 68 percent of his attempts in two seasons as a starter. He can make all the throws and thrives inside and outside the pocket.
Not only will he bring a strong arm and speed to the position for Ole Miss, but he's extremely intelligent, too. He knows how to read the defense and make adjustments at the line—a rarity for high school quarterbacks.
The 6'1", 185-pound prospect is listed as a 4-star recruit by Scout and the No. 19 overall QB for the class of 2013 by Rivals. He also held offers from Colorado, Illinois, Kansas State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon State, SMU and Texas Tech.
Kincade won the Dallas regional at the Elite 11 and will compete in the finals starting July 18.