Ole Miss was reportedly a strong possibility for Dart from the start. And, if we're being honest, I can't say I blame him for choosing Ole Miss over other schools he was considering a transfer to.
Dart should certainly be set to play for the Rebels right away. Sure, returning backup QB Luke Altmyer is a talent, but he's not quite as talented as Dart. He completed just 54.1% of his 37 passes last year, compared to Dart's 61.9% of his 189 passes.
It's a bigger sample size for Dart, but still not the best look for Altmyer. Especially when considering Altmyer was playing in a way better system that Dart. It also goes to show that Dart has much more playing experience than Altmyer.
Former USC football QB Jaxson Dart is a perfect fit for Ole Miss.
Kiffin's looking for a gunslinger to replace the one he had last year in Matt Corral, and 2021 USC QB Jaxson Dart can be that guy. He's got great arm strength, and isn't afraid to take shots down the field. He also has good mobility, just like Corral, and is perfect for Kiffin's aggressive offense.
Again, it's not that Altmyer is a finished product with no potential. He was the No. 21 QB in the 2021 class and the No. 193 overall recruit. That being said, Dart was the No. 10 QB of that class and the No. 69 overall recruit (all recruiting ratings and rankings in article are as of 247Sports).
Both guys were four star recruits, but again, Altmyer wasn't the best in his limited experience last season. He threw just one touchdown and threw two picks.
Dart will likely be the starter and he has a real shot to thrive in this explosive, big-play seeking offense. He also now has a chance to have his buddy Michael Trigg follow him, as the two have shown interest in transferring together in the past.