Sep 25, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Sam Huard (7) passes the ball before a game against the California Golden Bears at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. The Huskies won 31-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

Former Washington QB Sam Huard transferring to Cal Poly

Former five-star recruit Sam Huard said Monday he’s transferring to FCS program Cal Poly after two seasons at Washington.

The quarterback made the announcement on the “Brock and Salk” show on Seattle Sports Station 710 AM. His uncle, former Huskies quarterback Brock Huard, is the co-host.

At Cal Poly, he’ll be reunited with Sheldon Cross, the school’s offensive coordinator. He was the head coach at Kennedy Catholic High School in suburban Seattle when Sam Huard set the Washington state records for passing yards (13,214) and passing touchdowns (153). He was ranked by the 247Sports composite as a five-star recruit, the No. 3 quarterback and the No. 12 overall prospect in the 2021 class.

He followed his uncle and father, Damon, to Washington but things didn’t work out as he hoped. He was a backup his first two seasons, and with Michael Penix returning in 2023, Huard said earlier this month that he intended to transfer to a program that gave him a better opportunity to play.

“Obviously the relationship with coach Cross I’ve had throughout my high school career and just how much he pushed me to grow as a person and as a player … I know I’ve got so much trust in him,” Huard said Monday morning. “An opportunity to go play for him again, it was definitely hard to pass up. Then when I went down there on my visit last week, feeling the support and the trust and the love from all the coaches and the mentality of them and all the guys on the team, there’s such a hunger to go build something special down there.

“It’s an amazing group of people. I just felt right at home with them. I’m super excited to be able to work with them and go give everything I have to that team and that program.”

Huard, a left-hander, appeared in five games with the Huskies, completing 24 of 44 pass attempts for 265 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. He played in just one game in 2022, connecting on 2 of 2 passes for 24 yards in a 52-6 win against Portland State.

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Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (5) celebrates against the TCU Horned Frogs during the CFP national championship game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Texas lands transfer WR Adonai Mitchell

Wide receiver Adonai Mitchell is transferring to Texas for the 2023 season after winning back-to-back national championships with Georgia.

A native of Missouri City, Texas, he announced the move Friday night on social media, and Texas confirmed the transfer on Saturday.

Mitchell becomes the 28th member of the Longhorns’ 2023 class, which is highlighted by quarterback Arch Manning, the No. 1 overall player, per the 247Sports composite. A junior, Mitchell will enroll for the spring semester.

He played in 21 games (15 starts) at Georgia, making 38 catches for 560 yards and seven touchdowns.

Out most of the season with a high ankle sprain, he returned to make the game-winning touchdown catch in the College Football Playoff semifinal against Ohio State — repeating his feat against Alabama in the national championship game following the 2021 season.

Mitchell also caught a 22-yard touchdown against TCU in this year’s championship game.

Texas was looking to add a big-play receiver. Only two of its top six pass catchers in 2022 — Jordan Whittington and Xavier Worthington — caught a double-digit number of passes.

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Oklahoma State's Spencer Sanders (3) looks to throw a pass in the first half during the Bedlam college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022.

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Ole Miss adds transfer QB Spencer Sanders from Oklahoma State

Former Oklahoma State starting quarterback Spencer Sanders announced Thursday he is transferring to Ole Miss.

He’s the second quarterback to commit to Lane Kiffin’s program in as many days after the Rebels added former five-star high school recruit Walker Howard, a transfer from LSU, on Wednesday.

Ole Miss also has 2022 starting quarterback Jaxson Dart returning next season.

Sanders was a four-year starter for the Cowboys, who went 31-12 in his starts from 2019-22. He was the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2019 and the Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP in 2021.

In 10 games in 2022, Sanders threw for 2,642 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions on a career-low 57.6 completion percentage. In his four seasons at Oklahoma State, he amassed 9,553 passing yards and 67 touchdowns with 40 picks.

“I fit in very well there with what they do on offense, their play-action game, the way they take deep shots down the field, Coach Kiffin’s mindset and their balance with a great running back like Quinshon Judkins,” Sanders told ESPN. “It’s just a very well-rounded scheme.”

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Sep 4, 2021;  College Station, Texas, USA;  Kent State Golden Flashes wide receiver Dante Cephas (14) receives the pass from Kent State Golden Flashes quarterback Dustin Crum (not shown) during the second quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State lands coveted transfer WR Dante Cephas

Former Kent State wide receiver Dante Cephas, considered one of the best players in the transfer portal this offseason, committed Sunday night to Penn State.

Cephas was a first-team All-MAC selection in both 2021 and 2022. He had 82 receptions for 1,240 yards and nine touchdowns in 2021 and 48 catches for 744 yards and three TDs last season, playing just nine games while battling an injury.

The Nittany Lions have sent several receivers to the NFL in recent years, including Chris Godwin, K.J. Hamler and Jahan Dotson. Penn State wideout Parker Washington is likely to be a draft pick in April.

Cephas’ decision came on the same day that Penn State parted ways with receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield in a surprise move.

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Nov 25, 2022; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback Brady Cook (12) is tackled by Arkansas Razorbacks defensive lineman Jordan Domineck (14) during the first half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado lands Arkansas pass rusher Jordan Domineck

Former Arkansas pass-rusher Jordan Domineck is transferring to Colorado.

The 6-foot-3, 251-pound senior defensive lineman announced his decision Sunday on social media.

Domineck recorded 7.5 sacks and 34 tackles (9.5 for losses), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 13 games in his first season with the Razorbacks in 2022.

He played at Georgia Tech from 2018-21, posting 9.0 sacks, 17.5 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 54 games.

First-year Colorado coach Deion Sanders has hit the transfer portal hard since inheriting a 1-11 team, adding at least 21 players so far, per 247Sports.

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Nov 19, 2022; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Oregon State Beavers linebacker Omar Speights (1) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Oregon State All-Pac-12 LB Omar Speights to transfer

Oregon State linebacker Omar Speights entered the transfer portal on Thursday, multiple reports said.

Speights, a team captain, led the Beavers last season with 83 tackles, including eight tackles for loss. He earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors.

In four seasons at Oregon State, Speights played in 45 games and amassed 308 tackles (25 for loss), five sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

The Beavers went 10-3 in 2022 and finished the season ranked No. 17 in the AP Top 25 poll.

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Nov 12, 2022; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong (5) throws the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first half at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong commits to NC State

Record-setting Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong is staying in the Atlantic Coast Conference and transferring to North Carolina State for his final season.

The left-handed signal-caller announced his decision Saturday on social media, tweeting “Final chapter” along with an image of himself in a Wolfpack uniform.

Armstrong heads to Raleigh, N.C., as a graduate transfer with remaining eligibility thanks to the NCAA’s COVID exception from 2020. He also took a redshirt in 2018. He will be reunited with NC State offensive coordinator Robert Anae, who held the same role at Virginia from 2016-21.

Armstrong will look to bounce back and boost his NFL draft stock following a disappointing and emotional 2022 season in Charlottesville, Va.

He thew for 2,210 yards and just seven touchdowns against 12 interceptions under first-year Virginia coach Tony Elliott. The Cavaliers decided not to play the final two games after the tragic shooting deaths of three players and finished 3-7 overall.

Armstrong led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 4,449 passing yards and threw 31 touchdown passes in 2021.

He leaves Virginia with the school’s career records for passing yards (9,034) and touchdown passes (58). He also rushed for 1,267 yards and 20 TDs for his career.

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Sep 17, 2022; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  Mississippi State Bulldogs running back Dillon Johnson (23) rushes against the LSU Tigers during the first half at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Miss. St. RB Dillon Johnson transferring to Washington

Running back Dillon Johnson announced Tuesday that he will transfer to Washington after three seasons at Mississippi State.

Johnson ran for 488 yards and three touchdowns and caught 48 passes for another 285 yards in 2022 for Mississippi State. He opted out of the Bulldogs’ ReliaQuest Bowl victory Monday.

In three seasons with the Bulldogs, Johnson has amassed 1,198 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground along with 149 receptions for 864 yards and a score.

Washington is graduating leading rusher Wayne Taulapapa, who had 887 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Huskies in 2022, so Johnson figures to compete for the starting role in 2023.

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Oct 22, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs quarterback Tanner Mordecai (8) throws downfield during the first half against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: SMU QB Tanner Mordecai to transfer to Wisconsin

After two successful seasons at SMU, quarterback Tanner Mordecai entered the transfer portal on Thursday and is heading to Wisconsin, according to multiple reports.

Mordecai amassed 7,152 passing yards, 72 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in two seasons as the Mustangs’ starter, including 3,524 yards, 33 TDs and 10 picks in 2022. He was a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, awarded to the best college quarterback, in the past two seasons.

Before arriving at SMU, he was a backup at Oklahoma for three seasons.

Wisconsin hired Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell to take over the program after firing Paul Chryst in late September. Graham Mertz, the Badgers’ starting quarterback for the past three seasons, transferred to Florida earlier this month.

Fickell has already landed two quarterbacks through the portal, the first being former Oklahoma backup Nick Evers, who was a four-star prospect in the Class of 2022.

Class of 2024 four-star quarterback Mabrey Mettauer also committed to Fickell and the Badgers this month.

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Dec 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman (10) looks on from the sidelines against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter in the 2022 Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman in portal; Notre Dame next stop?

Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman has entered the NCAA transfer portal, and multiple reports Tuesday indicated he could be headed to Notre Dame.

Hartman, 23, has one year of eligibility remaining.

On Friday, he set the Atlantic Coast Conference record for career touchdown passes while helping Wake Forest notch a 27-17 victory over Missouri in the Gasparilla Bowl at Tampa, Fla.

Hartman leaves the Demon Deacons with 110 touchdown passes in five seasons. He is second in ACC history with 12,967 yards, behind Philip Rivers, who played at North Carolina State.

This season, Hartman played in 12 games, completing 270 of 428 passes (63.1 percent) for 3,701 yards with 38 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His average of 308.42 yards per game was ninth in the nation, and he was third in touchdown passes.

Notre Dame needs an experienced quarterback to fill the spot vacated by Drew Pyne, who transferred to Arizona State. The Fighting Irish and their pro-style offense would benefit Hartman, who has NFL aspirations.

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