College Football Transfer Portal 2024: Tracking landing spots for top quarterbacks

Where are some of the quarterbacks going in the college football transfer portal?
Where are some of the quarterbacks going in the college football transfer portal?

The college football transfer portal has been heating up as players begin to enter their names before the portal officially opens on December 4. A handful of solid quarterback options will be available for programs looking to add an experienced player under center.

Which players have announced their intentions to join the college football transfer portal and where can they end up?

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#1. Will Howard

Will Howard is one of the better quarterbacks in the college football transfer portal this offseason. He has 5,786 passing yards with a 48:19 touchdown-to-interception ratio in his collegiate career.

Howard proved he could be a Power Five quarterback, winning the Big 12 Championship. Expect to see him join a strong team like the North Carolina Tar Heels next season.

#2. Will Rogers

Will Rogers entered the college football transfer portal after losing the Egg Bowl to the Ole Miss Rebels. He was rumored to be heading to the Miami Hurricanes before last season, but Tyler Van Dyke decided not to transfer to Alabama last season.

With Mario Cristobal as the head coach, expect to see the Hurricanes as Rogers' next home.

#3. Katin Houser

According to ESPN's Pete Thamel, Michigan State Spartans' Katin Houser has announced that he will enter the transfer portal. He did not look impressive after replacing Noah Kim as the starting quarterback, as he threw for 1,132 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions.

He has three years of eligibility, so a program could begin to build around him. Expect to see him join a lesser Power Five or even a strong Group of Five program to continue his collegiate career.

One landing spot that makes sense would be the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Staying in the Big Ten seems to be a fair assumption as he has shown the ability to play well, but a new coaching staff typically means they have a QB in mind and Houser likely wasn't him.

#4. Cole Snyder

Cole Snyder enters the college football transfer portal after playing with the Buffalo Bulls. Snyder has played in New York as he is from the state, so one strong landing spot would be the Syracuse Orange. The new coaching staff would welcome a stable QB for a year as they develop their system.

#5. Dante Moore

After an on-and-off year trading starting places with fellow quarterback Ethan Garbers, Dante Moore entered the transfer portal on the back of a season where he threw for 1,610 passing yards, and 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

An interesting landing spot for the UCLA QB will be the Michigan Wolverines, who heavily tried to recruit Moore out of high school. With J.J. McCarthy entering his senior year next season, Moore could see an opening to join the Wolverines.

#6: Cameron Ward

One of the best quarterbacks available in the transfer portal as of now, Cameron Ward entered the portal after a succesful stint with Washington State. The Ohio State Buckeyes will be a team to watch for Ward, with QB Kyle McCord on the way to Syracuse.

#7: Maalik Murphy

Former Texas QB2 Maalik Murphy entered the transfer portal with Quinn Ewers and No. 1 recruit Arch Manning providing competition for the starting spot. The 19-year-old got limited playing time with the Longhorms but showed a lot of potential, throwing for 477 yards, and 3 touchdowns.

The Baylor Bears will be a possible destination for Murphy with HC Spavital seeing value in a pass-first quarterback.

#8. Will Howard

A veteran quarterback coming off of a career year, Will Howard threw for 2,190 yards, and 21 touchdowns, on eight interceptions. After Kansas State's disappointing season, Howard decided to enter the transfer portal.

The USC Trojans are the number one spot to land Howard, as a replacement for NFL-bound quarterback Caleb Williams.

#9. DJ Uiagalelei

Transferring from Clemson at the start of the 2023 season, DJ Uiagalelei is back in the transfer portal after a short stint with Oregon State. Uiagalelei threw for 2,638 yards, and 21 touchdowns along with seven interceptions. Uiagalelei is expected to join the Florida State Seminoles to replace Jordan Travis.

#10. Jordan McCloud

The JMU Dukes went on a fairy tale run this season, and Jordan McCloud led the offense, alongside HC Curt Cignetti. McCloud threw for 3,400 yards, and 32 touchdowns with nine interceptions. The Arkansas Razorbacks could be a destination to watch for McCloud with KJ Jefferson entering the portal.

#11. Jayden de Laura

Former Washington State and Arizona quarterback Jayden De Laura entered the transfer portal after an injury-shortened season with the Wildcats. Now, with only a few weeks remaining for the transfer portal to shut and many quarterbacks still looking for their new teams, the USC Trojans will be a team to watch the senior-year QB, as they struggle to replace Caleb Williams and Malachi Nelson.

Updated list of landing spots for top QBs

Sr. No.NameTeam
Potential Landing Spot
1Dante MooreUCLAOregon
2Cameron WardWashington StateUndecided
3Maalik MurphyTexasDuke
4Will HowardKansas StateUSC
5DJ UiagaleleiOregon StateUndecided
6Jordan McCloudJMUUndecided
7KJ JeffersonArkansasUndecided
8AJ SwannVanderbiltSouth Carolina
9Ty ThompsonOregonUndecided
10Cam FancherMarshallUndecided
11Bryson BarnesUtahUndecided
12Athan KaliakmanisMinnesotaUndecided
13Jeff SimsNebraskaUndecided
14Drew PyneArizona StateUndecided
15Matthew SlukaHoly CrossUndecided

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