While Lane Kiffin and his staff look to the transfer portal to bring more talent to Oxford, a key piece of the defense is leaving.
Ole Miss defensive back Deantre Prince will transfer from the Ole Miss football program, as first reported by Rivals.com.
Prince, a native of Charleston, was slated to play a major role in the Rebel defense as a sophomore in the 2020 season after appearing in all 12 games in 2019. The corner recorded 25 total tackles, two interceptions and four passes defended as a freshman.
Prince was the No. 16 prospect in Mississippi in the class of 2019, and he chose to play at Ole Miss after garnering offers from Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Texas A&M.
Ole Miss had several high-profile players enter the transfer portal at the end of the 2019 season, but the hiring of Kiffin brought many of them back to the Ole Miss roster. Quarterback Grant Tisdale and receivers Miles Battle and Demarcus Gregory withdrew from the portal with the arrival of Kiffin.
Memphis is a possible landing spot for Prince, with former Ole Miss defensive coordinator Mike MacIntyre on the Tigers’ staff.