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Former Ole Miss Quarterback Luke Altmyer Announces Transfer Destination

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Former Ole Miss quarterback Luke Altmyer committed to Illinois on Thursday.

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Altmyer, who completed 28 of 54 passes in two seasons with the Rebels, confirmed his decision by posting a photo wearing a Fighting Illini jersey on Twitter.

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The four-star recruit ended his first season by recording 174 yards, a touchdown, and two picks in a 21-7 Sugar Bowl loss to Baylor when replacing the NFL-bound Matt Corral.

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Altmyer then lost the starting quarterback job to Jaxson Dart this season. He hardly saw the field beyond throwing two touchdowns in a 59-3 blowout victory over Central Arkansas.

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Syracuse transfer Tommy DeVito led Illinois to an 8-4 record with 15 passing and five rushing touchdowns. The Big Ten squad will face Mississippi State in the ReliaQuest Bowl this Monday.

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However, the NCAA denied DeVito's waiver request for an extra year of eligibility. Altmyer, who has three years of eligibility remaining, could earn the starting job in 2023.