Matt Corral is one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2017 recruiting class. He had been committed to Florida since July. But on Thursday night, he made a stunning move and flipped his commitment to the Ole Miss Rebels of all teams.
Corral, the No. 3-ranked pocket passer in the country, switched his commitment from Florida to Ole Miss, stunning many on Twitter.
First USC? Then Florida? Now Ole Miss? This kid's sure been a tough one to… corral.
*gets pelted with trash* https://t.co/023r7we0uo
— Nick Suss (@nicksuss) December 15, 2017
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) December 15, 2017
— Ryan Young (@RyanYoungSEC) December 15, 2017
— SEC Country (@SECcountry) December 15, 2017
That's fairly large. https://t.co/aTHGkc5hJi
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) December 15, 2017
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 15, 2017
Corral is the No. 60 player in the country and is now Ole Miss’ top commit. This is a huge win for Matt Luke and his staff, just days after losing quarterback Shea Patterson. As for Florida, Corral was the Gators highest-rated commitment.
The California native is slated to sign during the early signing period, which begins on Wednesday Dec. 20.
After Corral’s de-commitment, the Gators class drops to No. 32 in the country and No. 9 in the SEC. This is the second time in the span of a month that coach Dan Mullen has been dealt a tough defeat at the hands of Ole Miss. In his final game as Mississippi State’s coach, Mullen lost to the Rebels, who entered the game with a 5-6 record.
With the addition of Corral, Ole Miss now no longer has the worst recruiting class in the SEC. That distinction belongs to Arkansas.