Jaxson Dart reportedly narrows transfer choices down to 3 schools

Dec 4, 2021; Berkeley, California, USA; Jaxson Dart, USC Football
Dec 4, 2021; Berkeley, California, USA; Jaxson Dart, USC Football / John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Jaxson Dart hit the transfer portal, and according to On3's Gerry Hamilton, the USC QB has narrowed his choices to three different schools.

Hamilton reports that the three schools it comes down to are Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and TCU. The first two are likely not too surprising to you, but the third one may be.

The gunslinger would be competing with Dillon Gabriel if he transferred to OU, and potentially Caleb Williams if he opts to go back to OU. It appears, however, that Dart is only transferring from SC because Williams will be transferring to the Trojans.

Hamilton said Jaxson Dart will be visiting these schools by the end of the weekend, and may already have.

If Jaxson Dart takes off from USC to go to Ole Miss, he'd have a higher chance of starting right away than he would at OU. Matt Corral is leaving OU for the draft, and who better than to replace a west coast gunslinger than another in Dart? He, like Corral, has a strong arm and terrific athleticism that makes him a big-play threat at all times.

Besides, it's already rumored that his buddy Michael Trigg is already planning to visit the program as well. The two seem to be interested in joining forces, wherever that is, due to their social media communications, and due to how fast Trigg entered the portal right after Dart did.

As for TCU, Dart would have to compete with Max Duggan for the starting spot. While Duggan would be a senior next year, Dart has just as much if not more talent than Duggan. While Duggan is very talented (and the No. 5 dual threat QB coming out of high school), he was the No. 229 overall recruit in his class compared to Dart's No. 69 ranking (247Sports).

Dart, 2020 Gatorade Player of the Year (High School Player of the Year), also had almost as many rushing touchdowns last year (2) as Duggan (3), despite playing just six games to Duggan's 10 and not starting or playing the full game in all but two contests. And despite being in a delusional two-QB system that didn't give he or Kedon Slovis a chance, Dart still averaged 20.7 more pass yards per game (225.5) than Duggan did.

All in all, I do think that Dart has what it takes to win a competition against Duggan. It's far from a sure thing, as Duggan would have a chance too, but Dart would have a shot.

Next. SC needs to land this monster D-Lineman in portal. dark

No matter where Dart goes, he'll have a chance to start. Some may be lesser chances than others, but if it comes down to these three choices, he'd be in the mix. Transfers want to play, and that could be the ultimate factor in his huge decision.