Ole Miss Football Lands a Top Tight End In Transfer Portal

Ole Miss football head coach Lane Kiffin (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
Ole Miss football head coach Lane Kiffin (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images) /

Lane Kiffin seems to be working his transfer portal magic once again. Caden Prieskorn, a Memphis transfer, announced on Twitter that he will be taking his talents to Oxford in 2023. Prieskorn was one of the Nation’s best Tight Ends last season and the Rebels hope that he will continue that dominance as a member of the Ole Miss football team in 2023.

The 6’5, 255-pound tight end was just shy of 50 catches last year. He also racked up over 600 yards and seven touchdowns on his way to being named a Mackey award semifinalist, the award for the best tight end in college football.

Prieskorn was named second-team all-conference in the AAC last year and was named first-team all-conference by Pro Football Focus. He will likely be in the mix to compete as the Rebels starting tight end next season along with Michael Trigg, who transferred into Ole Miss last year from the University of Southern California, as well as rising senior Casey Kelly.

This move provides the Ole Miss football team with a much-needed boost at the tight end position. After transferring in from USC last year with quarterback Jaxson Dart, Michael Trigg only played seven games this past season for the Rebels and was underwhelming when he did suit up.

The pure size and raw talent had expectations sky-high for the former 4-star Trigg when he transferred to Oxford last season. Ole Miss fans can only hope that the talented third-year player will take a step next year with added competition from Prieskorn and hopefully both players will add some production from a position that was practically absent from the offense in 2022.

Assuming a transfer isn’t in play, senior Casey Kelly will hope to help contribute as well after taking a step back in production last year while playing more games. Kelly caught 17 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown two seasons ago in 5 games while adding only 3 catches for 17 yards this past season in 11 games. The addition of Prieskorn however may keep Kelly on the sidelines more in 2023.