Jaxson Dart will return to Oxford for the 2024 season.

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin revealed on the weekly RebTalk radio show Thursday night that his junior quarterback will put off entering the 2024 NFL Draft and return for his senior season next fall.

“He’ll play,” Kiffin said. “I mean, I guess I can kind of speak for him. He’s said he’s coming back. We’re planning on him being back next year and getting better.”

Dart is in his second season with the Rebels after transferring in from USC. This fall, he has asserted himself as the top option in a well-stocked quarterback room, throwing for 2,579 yards and 16 touchdowns while running for another 354 yards and seven scores.

The 6-foot-2 Dart is fourth among qualified SEC quarterbacks in Total QBR and EPA this season. He has had an 89 or better QBR (out of 100) in five of his 10 games so far this season.

Despite a lopsided loss to Georgia last week, Dart was named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award earlier this week — an honor awarded to college football’s best quarterback.

Ole Miss (8-2, 5-2 SEC) hosts Louisiana Monroe on Saturday at noon ET on SEC Network.