Jalan McClendon Transfers To Baylor
He might not be Jarrett Stidham, but he’s better than Anu Solomon.
Baylor is on the right side of the grad transfer world, getting a big, dangerous quarterback to throw into the mix.
With Ryan Finley coming back for another year as the NC State quarterback, Jalan McClendon chose to look elsewhere in his final season as a grad transfer. The 6-5, 221-pounder has a big arm and mobility, but he wasn’t able to take over the No. 1 job with the Pack.
He saw a little bit of time over the last three seasons, completing 55% of his passes for 262 yards and a touchdown with four picks, and ran for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
But why Baylor?
The Bears have a good young quarterback in Charlie Brewer, who hit 68% of his passes for 1,562 yards and 11 touchdowns with just four picks, but Solomon – a former grad transfer from Arizona – is done after getting hurt early last year, and Zach Smith left for Tulsa.
The latest recruiting class got a possible star in Gerry Bohanon, but the arrival of McClendon should allow him to redshirt. Baylor spring practice started on March 15, and McClendon won’t be a part of the team until fall practice.