5. Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin to Florida State
Is he really going to beat out James Blackman for the job? At the very least, Florida State desperately needed a veteran quarterback who can add to the depth, and that’s the former Badger left-hander.
He threw for 5,438 yards and 47 touchdowns with 33 picks in his three years with Wisconsin, but the concerns are there over concussion issues that kept him out late last season.
– Alex Hornibrook Transferring To Florida State: Is This Really The Right Move?
4. Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech to Maryland
Fantastic as a freshman for the Hokies, Jackson completed close to 60% of his passes for almost 3,000 yards with 20 touchdowns and nine picks, also running or six touchdowns.
He was terrific to start 2018 before suffering a broken leg. Maryland desperately needed more quarterback options after Kasim Hill transferred, and now Jackson will push Tyrrell Pigrome for the starting gig.
3. Austin Kendall, Oklahoma to West Virginia
This isn’t getting enough national play, but it’s a really big deal. After Kendall’s fantastic 2018 spring, Lincoln Riley wasn’t blowing smoke when he said it was a neck-and-neck fight to be the starter – it wasn’t a lock that Kyler Murray was going to be the guy.
Murray was Murray, but Kendall didn’t necessarily do anything to lose the job. After completing 28-of-39 career passes for 265 yards and three scores for OU, the new Mountaineer will be an easy fill-in for Will Grier.
2. Kelly Bryant, Clemson to Missouri
There’s a lot to be excited about.
It could be the move that helps everyone. Clemson was obviously just fine with Trevor Lawrence, and now Bryant gets a shot to not only play, but blow up in a loaded Missouri offense.
Star TE Albert Okwuegbunam is back for the Tigers as part of a loaded group of receiver. No one’s expecting Bryant to be Drew Lock, but he should be ready to put up big yards, add more of a rushing element to the attack, and he have a massive chip on his shoulder ready to show what he can do.
1. Jalen Hurts, Alabama to Oklahoma
Who doesn’t want a national championship-level quarterback?
Oklahoma turned out to be the right option for Hurts to give it a shot in that offense with that coaching staff. For some reason he toyed around with Maryland – mainly because former Bama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is the head coach – and he was an even better fit at Miami.
Auburn would have been a terrific place for him if it wasn’t, you know, Auburn. Hurts wasn’t going to want to ruin the love and ties to Alabama, and becoming a Tiger would do just that – to a certain extent.
And now he’s a Sooner, and now he’s going to try becoming the next Baker Mayfield and the next Kyler Murray.