Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord has entered the tranfer portal.
247Sports’ Matt Zenitz and Chris Hummer were first on the story.
Ohio State starting QB Kyle McCord has entered the transfer portal, shaking up the quarterback market as the @247SportsPortal officially opens.
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) December 4, 2023
This is a big deal.
McCord was the starting QB on a team that finished the regular season 11-1 and came within five points of beating Michigan in Ann Arbor, which would have given it a clear path to the College Football Playoff. Individually, McCord ended the season with 24 touchdown passes, six interceptions, 3,170 yards and a 65.8% completion rate. In a win over Penn State Oct. 21, McCord went 22-for-35 with 286 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. Despite putting up solid overall numbers, McCord received criticism from Ohio State fans. That group has been spoiled by watching quarterbacks such as CJ Stroud, Justin Fields and Dwayne Haskins. That’s a hard standard to live up to.
McCord also came to Ohio State with high expectations.
The Pennsylvania kid from Philadelphia’s famous St. Joe’s Prep was a high-end four-star recruit who 247Sports rated as the No. 49 overall player in the country from the 2020 class.
In the 2021 Class, Ohio State got QB Quinn Ewers, who was the No. 1 overall player in the nation.
Ewers transferred from Ohio State after one season and, now, is the starter at Texas, which will be playing in this year’s College Football Playoff.
Fairly or not, Ewers’s success probably hasn’t helped McCord’s popularity in Columbus.
Penn State plays Ohio State at Beaver Stadium Nov. 2 of 2024. McCord won’t be transferring to Penn State due to QB, former five-star and Ohio kid Drew Allar being firmly in place. This all happened on the first day the transfer portal has been officially open, so buckle up, everyone.