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Ole Miss QB Matt Corral implies he’s heading to NFL draft

Oct 23, 2021; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2) gives direction prior to the snap during the first half against the LSU Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2021; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2) gives direction prior to the snap during the first half against the LSU Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral all but announced that he’ll give up his final year of eligibility and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.

In a long and emotional note posted to social media late Friday, Corral said he would be playing his final home game in Oxford on Saturday and thanked numerous people who have helped him in his Rebels career, as well as his teammates.

“I really mean it when I say this team means something to me,” he wrote. “The other leaders and I formed a bond on this team that came together when times were tough. When nobody was clapping for us, we were the ones holding it together. The love on this team was and is unmatched. It’s something that I will forever remember. Locker rooms like this are rare.

“Thank you Ole Miss and my brothers and I look forward to finishing this journey with Rebel Pride.”

Corral, a Southern Californian, was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2018.

Entering Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt, Corral has thrown for 2,774 yards with 17 touchdown passes and two interceptions in 10 games this season. He has run the ball for 523 yards and 10 scores.

Ole Miss is ranked No. 12 in the nation.

–Field Level Media