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Jackson, Miss., quarterback Ryan Buchanan committed to Ole Miss last month, choosing the Rebels over Florida and Alabama.

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At the time, he was the guy, the only quarterback to declare his allegiance to Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and staff for the signing class of 2013.

That changed Friday morning.

Ole Miss picked up its 14th commitment and second quarterback Friday when Dallas, Texas, signal-caller Devante Kincade, rated a four-star prospect by, picked Ole Miss over Kansas State, Notre Dame, Nebraska and others.

"Coach Freeze told me last night," Buchanan said. "I talked to him for a while about it. It's fine with me. I'm not really worried about it. I think it's better for the team. I think it'll help recruiting definitely. Two QBs, I think it'll make us better going against each other."

Buchanan said he wasn't surprised by the commitment of another quarterback.

Ole Miss indicated to Buchanan it would no longer recruit pro-style quarterbacks following his commitment. However, the door was left open for the addition of a dual-threat quarterback.

Enter the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Kincade, who ranks as the No. 25 quarterback in the country. Kincade threw for 3,270 yards and 37 touchdowns last season for Skyline High School, and rushed for 857 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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"They said they pretty much shut down recruiting pro-style guys," Buchanan said. "They wanted to keep looking at dual-threats so if something doesn't work out, they can always go to another position.

"I'm totally a quarterback. I'm not going to play wide receiver. It's not too surprising."

Buchanan, a three-star prospect, said he is still solid in his decision.

Of course, he very well could reopen his recruitment at some point. There's always the possibility.

But Ole Miss is where he wanted to go a month ago. If it wasn't, he said he wouldn't have made a commitment.

"Ole Miss is where I wanted to go," he said. "I could (reopen my recruitment) but I knew Ole Miss was where I wanted to go. I went through the whole process of looking up schools. LSU took two guys, Alabama took two guys, Texas A&M took two guys -- a pro-style and a dual-threat. A lot of schools are doing that.

"Honestly, it doesn't really turn me off that much."

Freeze, entering his first season at Ole Miss, relayed the news of Kincade's commitment to Buchanan in a lengthy conversation with the Jackson Prep quarterback last night. Buchanan said he left the conversation reassured.

"I feel fine about it," Buchanan, who passed for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns in his junior season, said. "I talked to him a while about it. I've got a really good relationship with him, and that's why I picked Ole Miss over other schools like Florida and stuff.

"Coach Freeze, he really didn't have to tell me they were taking another guy, why and what's going to happen and everything. Most schools, I wouldn't have even known about it. I have a good relationship with him. I feel fine. He let me know and talked to me about it."

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