College football’s transfer rules have been altered significantly over the last couple of seasons, and the ability to move to a new school without sitting out a year has dispersed quarterback talent more across the nation. The 2021 season is a perfect example of this, as several big-time quarterbacks have changed teams. McKenzie Milton went from UCF to Florida State, and former Baylor star Charlie Brewer is slated to make a huge impact at Utah in his senior year. Also, Tyler Shough aims to be the next standout signal-caller at Texas Tech, while WKU’s Bailey Zappe could be one of the most prolific quarterbacks at the Group of 5 level this fall as he makes the jump from the FCS level.
Which transfer quarterbacks are slated to make the biggest impact in 2021?
College Football's Top 50 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2021
1. McKenzie Milton, Florida State (from UCF)
Milton’s return to the field after a serious leg injury is one of the best feel-good stories of the 2021 college football season. But the news surrounding Milton isn’t just limited to a return to uniform, as the spring game showed the UCF transfer could give Florida State’s offense a boost this fall. Prior to the injury with the Knights, Milton was one of the top quarterbacks in college football. He threw for 8,683 yards and 72 touchdowns to just 22 picks and ran for 1,078 yards and 20 scores from 2016-18. The ’17 season was especially prolific, as Milton connected on 67.1 percent of his throws for 4,037 yards and 37 touchdowns. It may take a few games to knock off the rust, but if Milton is back to full strength, his arrival in Tallahassee could transform Florida State’s ’21 season.
2. Charlie Brewer, Utah (from Baylor)
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham wasn’t going to guarantee Brewer the starting job following spring practice, but it’s obvious the Baylor transfer is going to be tough to unseat. And if Brewer picks up where he left off in the spring, he might be the missing piece to guide the Utes to their third Pac-12 South title in four years. The Texas native should be a good fit for coordinator Andy Ludwig’s offense after playing 44 games with the Bears. Brewer is mobile (1,039 yards and 22 rushing scores at Baylor), accurate (63.5 career completion percentage), and takes care of the ball (28 picks over four years). He’s also on the verge of 10,000 (9,700) career passing yards, and a strong debut in the spring game only raised expectations for ’21. Everything points to Brewer making a massive impact in Salt Lake City this fall.
3. Bailey Zappe, WKU (from Houston Baptist)
Intriguing might be the best way to sum up WKU this fall. The Hilltoppers hired FCS Houston Baptist offensive coordinator Zach Kittley and four former Huskies – including Zappe and three of his receivers – are headed to Bowling Green. While it will take some time to implement the scheme, the transition to Kittley’s Air Raid attack should be relatively smooth, especially with Zappe directing the offense in 2021. The Texas native posted monster numbers (1,833 yards and 15 touchdowns) in a four-game stint in ’20. Prior to last season, Zappe threw for 2,822 yards and 23 scores in ’18 and posted 3,811 yards and 35 touchdowns in ’19. The familiarity of the scheme, along with the receivers also coming to WKU, should help Zappe contend for first-team All-Conference USA honors this fall.
4. Tyler Shough, Texas Tech (from Oregon)
Texas Tech coach Matt Wells hasn’t been shy about dipping into the transfer portal for help, and Shough’s performance is crucial to Texas Tech’s hopes of making a bowl in 2021. The Arizona native played in eight games for Oregon as a reserve from 2018-19 and won the job to replace Justin Herbert last year. Shough started on a high note with eight touchdown passes and two 300-yard games over the Ducks' first three contests. However, his production and accuracy dipped over the final two games and backup Anthony Brown cut into Shough’s playing time. The talent is there for Shough to make a big impact this fall. Can he shake off the uneven ending at Oregon and rebound with a different supporting cast and play-caller in ’21?
5. Jack Coan, Notre Dame (from Wisconsin)
Ian Book’s steady play will be missed in South Bend, but Coan is a good bridge for the program to talented freshman Tyler Buchner. Coan started 18 games at Wisconsin, including 14 in the 2019 season where he threw for 2,727 yards and 18 touchdowns to only five picks. Accuracy (68 percent in career) and limiting mistakes (only eight interceptions over 437 attempts) are two strengths for the senior.
6. Ryan Hilinski, Northwestern (from South Carolina)
To help defend its Big Ten West title, Northwestern will turn to a pair of transfers from the Palmetto State under center. Hilinski – a transfer from South Carolina – is the front-runner to replace Peyton Ramsey but former Clemson signal-caller Hunter Johnson is also in the mix. Hilinski – a California native – ranked as the No. 64 prospect by the 247Sports Composite in the 2019 signing class and was forced into action as a true freshman after Jake Bentley suffered a season-ending injury in the opener. He proceeded to have a solid freshman campaign, finishing with 2,357 yards and 11 passing scores. Hilinski averaged only 5.8 yards per attempt but tossed just five picks over 406 attempts. After being limited to just six pass attempts due to injury in ‘20, he decided to depart for Northwestern and enters the fall as the expected starter for coach Pat Fitzgerald.
7. Tanner Mordecai, SMU (from Oklahoma)
The winner of the Mordecai-Preston Stone quarterback battle will inherit the keys to a high-powered offense. The Mustangs have finished second in the AAC in scoring for two consecutive years and posted 6.6 yards per snap in 2020. Mordecai ranked as a four-star prospect out of high school and played in 12 contests over three years with Oklahoma. The sample size was small, but Mordecai’s numbers were impressive in that stint, as the Texas native connected on 50 of 70 passes for 639 yards and four touchdowns.
8. Hendon Hooker, Tennessee (from Virginia Tech)
Joe Milton, Tennessee (from Michigan)
New coach Josh Heupel wasted no time adding depth and competition to Tennessee’s quarterback room, as both Hooker and Milton are expected to push Harrison Bailey and Brian Maurer for the starting job in 2021. Milton showed promise in the ’20 opener for Michigan by running for 52 yards and a touchdown and throwing for 225 yards and a score in a 49-24 win over Minnesota. However, his play tailed off over the next few games, especially with a completion percentage below 50 percent in that span. Similar to Milton, Hooker showed promise (albeit in a bigger sample size) in his career at Virginia Tech. The North Carolina native threw for 2,894 yards and 22 touchdowns to only seven picks from 2019-20. Hooker also connected on 63.1 percent of his throws and added 1,033 yards and 15 scores on the ground. Milton has untapped upside for Heupel to utilize, but Hooker likely has a better chance to start this fall.
9. Jake Bentley, South Alabama (from Utah)
South Alabama is the third stop in Bentley’s career after stints at South Carolina and Utah. The sixth-year senior brings a wealth of experience to Mobile and inherits a talented group of playmakers at receiver, including Athlon Sports preseason All-American Jalen Tolbert. Bentley was thrown into the fire at South Carolina as a true freshman in 2016 and connected on 65.8 percent of his throws for 1,420 yards and nine scores. He played in 26 games over the next two years and tossed 27 touchdowns and threw for 3,171 yards as a junior in ’18. However, Bentley was injured in the ’19 opener and did not play the rest of the year. He transferred to Utah for the ’20 season and threw for 882 yards and six touchdowns over five games. Bentley had a good spring under coordinator Major Applewhite and seems poised to end his collegiate career on a high note.
10. Will Levis, Kentucky (from Penn State)
Kentucky’s offense is undergoing an offseason renovation, as coach Mark Stoops hopes new play-caller Liam Coen can improve a passing game that has ranked last in the SEC for three consecutive years. A new scheme is part of the hope for improvement, but the other comes at the quarterback position with Levis. The Penn State transfer showed potential in two years in Happy Valley and is expected to push ahead of Beau Allen and Joey Gatewood for the starting nod. The Connecticut native is a good runner (473 yards and six scores at Penn State) and averaged 6.3 yards per carry, while throwing for 644 yards and three touchdowns over 102 attempts. Levis has to prove he can consistently execute in the passing game to jump-start this offense, but the combination of a new scheme and talented quarterback should be a good duo in Lexington.
11. Anthony Russo, Michigan State (from Temple)
Michigan State has been one of the most active programs in the transfer portal under coach Mel Tucker, and those efforts have helped bolster the roster going into 2021. One of the additions was Russo, who is locked into a tight battle with Payton Thorne for the starting nod. Russo spent the last five seasons at Temple and had a prolific two-year stint in 2018-19 by throwing for 5,424 yards and 35 scores. His ’20 season was cut short due to injury, but the Pennsylvania native still tossed nine touchdowns in just three appearances. Russo has been productive at the FBS level and brings experience to a roster in transition. Cutting down on interceptions (32 over three years) is a must if Russo wants to hold off Thorne this fall.
12. Grant Gunnell, Memphis (from Arizona)
After a promising limited stint in 2019, high expectations surrounded Gunnell going into last season. However, after throwing six touchdowns in games versus USC and Washington to start the year, Gunnell was injured against UCLA and did not play the following week. The Texas native returned for the finale against Arizona State and connected on 12 of 17 throws for 78 yards. Meanwhile, Brady White’s departure leaves a massive void under center for Memphis, but coach Ryan Silverfield added two transfers – Gunnell and former LSU signal-caller Peter Parrish – to battle in 2021. Gunnell showed potential at Arizona, and with more playing time, a breakout year could be in order this fall.
13. Logan Bonner, Utah State (from Arkansas State)
Bonner followed coach Blake Anderson from Arkansas State to Utah State and provides a proven signal-caller to boost an offense that averaged only 15.5 points a contest last year. The Texas native played in nine games as a reserve from 2017-18 and was all set for a big 2019 campaign as the No. 1 quarterback for the Red Wolves. However, Bonner suffered a season-ending injury in the fourth game of the year. He returned to action last fall and shared snaps with Layne Hatcher, but still threw for 1,863 yards and 18 touchdowns to six picks.
14. Alan Bowman, Michigan (from Texas Tech)
Bowman’s arrival in Ann Arbor adds another layer of intrigue to Michigan’s offense this fall. The Texas Tech transfer is expected to compete with Cade McNamara and touted recruit J.J. McCarthy for the starting nod. Injuries derailed each of Bowman’s three seasons in Lubbock, but when healthy, the Texas native had the talent and ability to rank among the top signal-callers in the Big 12. Bowman threw for 5,260 yards and 33 touchdowns to 17 interceptions over 19 games with the Red Raiders. If he wins the job, Bowman should be higher on this list.
15. Terry Wilson, New Mexico (from Kentucky)
The Lobos are headed in the right direction under second-year coach Danny Gonzales, and the arrival of Wilson could provide enough of a boost for this program to make a bowl in 2021. After beginning his career at Oregon, Wilson spent the ’17 season at Garden City (Kan.) Community College and landed at Kentucky the following year. The Oklahoma native was instrumental in helping the Wildcats win 10 games in ’18 by throwing for 1,889 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushing for 547 yards and four scores. Wilson’s ’19 campaign was cut short by a season-ending knee injury in the second game, but he rebounded to throw for 1,187 yards and seven touchdowns and added 424 yards and five scores on the ground last year. Wilson’s experience and mobility should be huge assets for New Mexico this fall.
16. N’Kosi Perry, FAU (from Miami)
Perry didn’t have to look far for playing time after transferring from Miami. The Ocala native headed north from Coral Gables to land at FAU and battle fellow transfer Michael Johnson Jr. (Penn State) for the starting nod. Perry spent four years with the Hurricanes and showed flashes of potential, but also has plenty of room to improve. In 25 appearances, Perry threw for 2,484 yards and 24 touchdowns and ran for 217 yards and three scores. He struggled with accuracy (52.4 percent) and averaged only 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
17. Chase Brice, Appalachian State (from Duke)
Zac Thomas leaves big shoes to fill after going 32-6 as a starter for the Mountaineers. Appalachian State is the third stop in Brice’s career, and he hopes a change in scenery will help shake off a disappointing 2020 season. In 11 games at Duke, Brice threw for 2,170 yards but connected on just 54.8 percent of his passes and tossed 15 picks last year. Brice started his career at Clemson and showed promise in limited snaps (1,023 passing yards and nine scores) across two seasons. Will the senior’s form resemble what he did at Duke or the upside showed at Clemson?
18. Jacob Sirmon, Central Michigan (from Washington)
Central Michigan’s quarterback play was uneven throughout the abbreviated 2020 season, but Sirmon is likely to solidify the position for coach Jim McElwain. Sirmon – a former top-100 recruit – arrives in Mount Pleasant after two years of limited snaps with the Huskies. During that playing time, he connected on three of four attempts for 28 yards. The Chippewas return one of the MAC’s top backfields and receiving corps to go with a solid offensive line. The pieces are in place for Sirmon to thrive this fall.
19. D’Wan Mathis, Temple (from Georgia)
The arrival of Mathis was crucial for Temple after Anthony Russo transferred to Michigan State. The Michigan native used a redshirt year due to a medical condition as a freshman at Georgia in 2019 but started the ’20 opener and played in four contests. For the Bulldogs, Mathis connected on 12 of 30 throws for 89 yards and a score and added 17 yards on 18 rushing attempts. As a former four-star prospect, Mathis has upside for the Owls and was named the starter coming out of spring practice.
20. Bailey Hockman, Middle Tennessee (from NC State)
The Blue Raiders needed to find instant help at quarterback following Asher O’Hara’s decision to transfer after the 2020 season. The fit between Middle Tennessee and Hockman was perfect, as the former NC State signal-caller was slated to return to a backup role after Devin Leary returned from injury in ’21. Hockman began his career at Florida State in ’17 and bounced to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College in ’18. The following year he landed in Raleigh and proceeded to start two games and throw for 546 yards for the Wolfpack. However, once Leary was lost for the 2020 season, Hockman regained the starting role on a full-time basis in ’21. The Georgia native was solid for coach Dave Doeren, throwing for 2,088 yards and 13 scores and adding three rushing touchdowns.
21. Luke McCaffrey, Rice (from Nebraska/Louisville)
Jake Constantine, Rice (from Weber State)
Rice should have one of Conference USA’s top defenses, so if coach Mike Bloomgren is able to get steady play out of McCaffrey or Constantine, this program can contend for a bowl in 2021. Constantine started his career at Boise State and made a stop at Ventura (Calif.) College before heading to Weber State. The California native was a solid contributor for the Wildcats, throwing for 4,428 yards and 33 scores from 2018-19. Constantine has a longer track record of playing time than McCaffrey, but the Nebraska/Louisville transfer certainly brings more buzz to the roster. The former four-star recruit and brother of NFL star running back Christian McCaffrey saw action in 11 games with the Cornhuskers. He threw for 608 yards and three touchdowns to six picks but ran for 530 yards and four scores from 2019-20. Bloomgren has to find opportunities to deploy and utilize Luke McCaffrey’s athleticism this fall. But will he be the full-time quarterback over Constantine and JoVoni Johnson?
22. Jordan McCloud, Arizona (from USF)
Gunner Cruz, Arizona (from Washington State)
McCloud and Cruz were two key acquisitions in new coach Jedd Fisch’s efforts to bolster Arizona’s 2021 roster through the transfer portal. The two quarterbacks are set to battle with Will Plummer this fall for the starting nod, while also aiming to improve an offense that managed only 17.4 points a contest in ’20. Cruz – an Arizona native – returns home after playing in one contest for the Cougars last year. McCloud brings more experience (20 games played at USF) and was productive during his two-year run with the Bulls, accumulating 2,770 passing yards and 21 touchdowns and 357 yards and five scores on the ground.
23. Jason Bean, Kansas (from North Texas)
Solidifying the quarterback position would go a long way to helping new coach Lance Leipold exceed expectations in 2021. Bean played in eight games from 2018-19 before making seven starts in ’20. The Texas native flashed potential with the Mean Green by throwing for 1,131 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushing for 346 yards and five scores in eight contests. Bean will compete with Jalon Daniels and Miles Kendrick for the starting nod.
24. Rocky Lombardi, Northern Illinois (from Michigan State)
The Huskies went with a youth movement last year, and coach Thomas Hammock hopes that experience, along with Lombardi’s arrival, turns around an NIU team that went 0-6 in 2020. Lombardi brings a veteran presence (22 career games in East Lansing) and a proven arm (1,902 yards and 11 TDs) to DeKalb. The junior is mobile (166 yards) but needs to improve accuracy (48 percent) and stretch the field a little more (5.7 yards per pass attempt).
25. Rhett Rodriguez, ULM (from Arizona)
It’s no secret new ULM coach Terry Bowden inherited a major rebuilding project in Monroe. The Warhawks went 0-10 and ranked at the bottom of the Sun Belt in scoring offense and defense in 2020. While last season’s production on offense was paltry, Bowden’s hire of Rich Rodriguez as coordinator should pay immediate dividends. Additionally, the veteran play-caller’s son (Rhett) is headed to Monroe and should push Colby Suits and Jeremy Hunt for the starting nod. Rodriguez obviously knows the system well and brings experience (11 games at Arizona) to ULM this fall.
26. Taylor Powell, Troy (from Missouri)
Powell exited spring in a tight competition with Gunnar Watson for the starting nod at Troy. The Arkansas native worked as Drew Lock’s backup in 2018 and connected on six of his 14 throws for 134 yards in limited snaps. Powell saw more snaps in ’19, which included a start against Georgia. Over 62 attempts, Powell connected on 29 throws for 297 yards and a score. The battle between Powell and Watson will continue into the fall.
27. Jalen Mayden, San Diego State (from Mississippi State)
An improved passing game is needed for San Diego State to compete for the Mountain West’s West Division title in 2021, and Mayden was brought in to push Jordan Brookshire and Lucas Johnson after disappointing production from the quarterback position last fall. While Mayden is talented (No. 16 dual-threat QB recruit in 2018 signing class), he did not play in 2019-20 and attempted only two passes as a freshman at Mississippi State.
28. Sam Noyer, Oregon State (from Colorado)
Noyer looked north and returned to his home state of Oregon for a chance to start after leaving Colorado following spring practice. The Beaverton native had an interesting career in Boulder, which included some snaps on defense in 2019 and second-team all-conference honors as a signal-caller in ’20. Noyer finished last season with a 55 percent completion rate and 1,101 yards and six scores over six contests. Tristan Gebbia is expected to start for Oregon State, but Noyer will push for the job or provide an experienced option in case Gebbia isn’t healed from an injury suffered in the ’20 season.
29. Jarrett Guarantano, Washington State (from Tennessee)
A normal offseason and better quarterback play will help second-year coach Nick Rolovich get the run-and-shoot offense on track in 2021. Jayden de Laura started all four games for the Cougars as a true freshman last fall but missed spring practice due to an off-field incident. De Laura is on track for full participation in the fall and is the favorite to win the job. However, Guarantano brings a ton of experience (41 games) to Pullman and arrived on campus in time to compete in the spring. In four seasons at Tennessee, Guarantano connected on 61 percent of his throws for 6,174 yards and 38 scores.
30. TJ Finley, Auburn (from LSU)
Bo Nix is expected to start, but Finley provides much-needed depth and competition for new coach Bryan Harsin. The Louisiana native played in five games as a true freshman last fall and showed promise in the limited stint by connecting on 80 of 140 passes for 941 yards and five scores.
31. Jarren Williams, USF (from Miami)
USF had an up-and-down year on offense in coach Jeff Scott’s debut, so he looked to the portal for help at quarterback for the second year in a row. Williams spent last season at Garden City (Kan.) Community College but saw extensive playing time at Miami from 2018-19. The Georgia native played in one contest in ’18 but saw action in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in ’19. During that season, Williams paced the Hurricanes’ offense with 2,187 passing yards and 19 touchdowns. He also connected on 61.2 percent of his throws and tossed seven picks over 276 attempts. While it’s difficult to read too much into a spring game, former North Carolina signal-caller Cade Fortin put up better numbers and may have a small edge in the battle going into fall practice.
32. D.J. Mack Jr. Old Dominion (from UCF)
After not playing in 2020 and having a first-year coach on the sidelines in Ricky Rahne, Old Dominion is a mystery team going into the ’21 season. While the Monarchs are in rebuild mode, Rahne was a solid hire, and the new coach added a couple of key contributors through the portal. One of those additions was Mack, who played in 19 games (with three starts) and threw for 838 yards and seven touchdowns in his career at UCF. He also showcased his mobility with 516 yards and nine scores over 110 attempts with the Knights. Transferring to Old Dominion is a homecoming of sorts for Mack, as the Norfolk native is slated to battle Hayden Wolff and Stone Smartt for the starting nod this fall.
33. Austin Kendall, Louisiana Tech (from West Virginia)
Kendall was a mid-July addition to Louisiana Tech’s roster, and his decision to transfer to Ruston is a crucial one for coach Skip Holtz. Luke Anthony, last season's starter, is on the mend from a serious leg injury suffered against TCU on Dec. 12 last year. Anthony is expected to participate in fall practice, but Kendall is a proven option to provide depth in case there’s a setback. After starting his career at Oklahoma, Kendall threw for 1,989 yards and 12 touchdowns as West Virginia’s No. 1 quarterback in ’19. The North Carolina native worked as the backup to Jarret Doege in ’20 but came off the bench to lead the Mountaineers to a bowl win over Army.
34. Tyler Lytle, UMass (from Colorado)
Lytle’s arrival should provide a spark for a UMass offense that averaged only three points a game last year. The California native received limited playing time with the Buffaloes but connected on eight of 13 throws for 68 yards over three seasons.
35. J.T. Shrout, Colorado (from Tennessee)
Redshirt freshman Brendon Lewis is favored to take the first snap for the Buffaloes in 2021, but Shrout can make a case for the job in the fall and will at least be the backup with Sam Noyer transferring to Oregon State. The California native played in eight contests from 2019-20 and threw for 494 yards and five touchdowns on 37 completions.
36. Ben Bryant, Eastern Michigan (from Cincinnati)
Eastern Michigan has a good quarterback in Preston Hutchinson, but Bryant could make a push for playing time this year. The Illinois native was a three-star prospect in the 2018 signing class and played well (46 of 73 for 553 yards) in limited snaps at Cincinnati.
37. Garrett Shrader, Syracuse (from Mississippi State)
Dino Babers’ high-powered offense has been slowed at Syracuse the last two seasons, and the 2021 campaign will be an important one for this staff. Improving the play up front is arguably the biggest issue facing the offense, but Shrader is expected to at least push Tommy DeVito for time. The North Carolina native did not attempt a pass under Mike Leach last fall but was effective (1,170 passing yards and 587 rushing yards) in 10 appearances in ’19.
38. Jace Ruder, North Texas (from North Carolina)
Ruder – a former four-star prospect – played in six games over three years with the Tar Heels. Austin Aune is expected to start for the Mean Green, but Ruder could make things interesting with a strong performance in the fall.
39. Jack Abraham, Mississippi State (from Southern Miss)
Abraham’s impressive showing in the spring game (23 of 34 for 162 yards and two touchdowns) allowed him to close the gap to likely starter Will Rogers.
40. Tee Webb, Southern Miss (from Louisville)
New coach Will Hall added Webb and true freshman Ty Keyes to push Trey Lowe for the Golden Eagles' starting job this season.
41. James Blackman, Arkansas State (from Florida State)
Layne Hatcher – a potential All-Sun Belt quarterback in 2021 – should start for Arkansas State this fall. But Blackman’s addition is crucial for depth after Logan Bonner transferred to Utah State.
42. Jason Brown, South Carolina (from Saint Francis)
Luke Doty is expected to be South Carolina’s No. 1 quarterback, but Brown was an important addition due to his experience and the need for depth. The Virginia native threw for 3,124 yards over 18 appearances at the FCS level.
43. Patrick O’Brien, Washington (from Colorado State)
This will be O’Brien’s third FBS stop after stints at Nebraska and Colorado State. He’s likely to serve as the backup to Dylan Morris or as the No. 3 quarterback if touted freshman Sam Huard develops.
44. Ethan Garbers, UCLA (from Washington)
Dorian Thompson-Robinson seems poised for a big year as UCLA’s No. 1 quarterback. With that in mind, Garbers is a long shot to start but could play some snaps as the No. 2 option.
45. Michael Johnson Jr., FAU (from Penn State)
Johnson – a former four-star prospect – took a redshirt year at Penn State in 2019. He’s expected to compete with N’Kosi Perry for the starting nod this fall.
46. Peter Parrish, Memphis (from LSU)
Parrish is part of a four-man battle to replace Brady White at Memphis. The sophomore did not play a snap at LSU and will resume the battle with Grant Gunnell, Keilon Brown and incoming freshman Seth Henigan this fall.
47. Artur Sitkowski, Illinois (from Rutgers)
Brandon Peters is set as the starter for Illinois, but Sitkowski provides a proven backup and a potential option for 2022.
48. Matt Valecce, Colorado State (from Boston College)
Jonah O'Brien, Colorado State (from Eastern Illinois)
Todd Centeio is expected to start for Colorado State, but coach Steve Addazio added depth with the arrival of Valecce and O’Brien. If Centeio stumbles, either could get the call as the new starter.
49. Ja'Quinden Jackson, Utah (from Texas)
Another transfer (Charlie Brewer) is expected to start for Utah, but Jackson could see playing time as a wildcat quarterback or all-purpose option.
50. Kaidon Salter, Liberty (from Tennessee)
Salter signed with Tennessee but was dismissed from the team in June. He’s likely the successor to Malik Willis, so some limited action in 2021 wouldn’t be a surprise.
Other Quarterback Transfers
Connor Blumrick, Texas A&M to Virginia Tech
Brendan Costello, Oklahoma State to USC
Ryan Glover, Western Carolina to California
Carson Baker, San Diego State to WKU
Amani Gilmore, Kentucky to North Texas
Drew Gunther, Syracuse to Bowling Green
Jalen Hamler, Cal Poly to San Jose State
Lance LeGendre, Maryland to Louisiana
Chance Lovertich, South Alabama to Mississippi State
Chandler Morris, Oklahoma to TCU
Tyrrell Pigrome, WKU to ?
Kade Renfro, Ole Miss to Arkansas
Ben Wooldridge, Fresno State to Louisiana
James Foster, Texas A&M to Charlotte
Mariano Valenti, Northern Illinois to Temple
Tucker Gleason, Georgia Tech to Toledo
Reece Udinski, VMI to Maryland
Darren Grainger, Furman to Georgia State
Micah Bowens, Penn State to Oklahoma
Ty Evans, NC State to Texas State
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