Former Oregon QB Jeremiah Masoli joins Ole Miss

Jeremiah Masoli says on his website he is going to Mississippi.

The former Oregon quarterback visited the Ole Miss campus in Oxford this weekend and coach Houston Nutt offered him a place on the team as a walk-on. The California native accepted Sunday afternoon.

He can play immediately under NCAA rules because he has earned his undergraduate degree and is enrolling in graduate school at Ole Miss where he says on his website he will enter the Parks and Recreation Management program.

Masoli was considered a possible Heisman Trophy candidate after a breakout season at Oregon in 2009, but coach Chip Kelly kicked him off the team after twice getting into trouble with the law in six months.

The Associated Press