OSU QB to transfer
- Author: Tabitha Byrd May 09, 2018,
May 09, 2018, 5:21
The Gators are reportedly linked as a possible landing spot for Burrow, who would arrive as a graduate transfer. Last year, Burrow entered training camp in a battle with Haskins to be the No. 2 quarterback behind J.T. Barrett.
"I didn't come here to sit on the bench for four years", he told reporters in Columbus, "and I know I'm a pretty darn good quarterback". He had been competing with redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins for the starting job at Ohio State.
So, with that hurdle for Burrow in mind, why would it still make sense for Iowa State to potentially recruit to the former 4-star prospect from The Plains, Ohio? He broke his throwing hand just before the season previous year, allowing Haskins to leap over him as the No. 2 quarterback.
"The Cyclones like what they have in the QB room with senior starter Kyle Kempt and coming up the ranks are Zeb Noland, Brock Purdy and Re'Al Mitchell, but Burrow would raise ISU's ceiling".More news: Turkish ruling party officially nominates Erdogan as presidential candidate
Burrow is one of the more highly touted transfer quarterbacks out there. However, Haskins' spring performance displayed his need for fine-tuning his touch on deep balls, completing just two of his eight pass attempts over 20 yards. "I want to play somewhere".
He appeared in seven games in his career in nearly exclusively mop-up duty, passing for 287 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 63 yards and another score.
247Sports' Chris Hummer had this to say about why it would be wise for Campbell to explore adding Burrow to the roster. The issue was Ohio State had two quarterbacks ready to start, and someone leaving once he felt like he hadn't won the job seemed inevitable. He also has two years of eligibility remaining.