Report: Leading Contender Emerges In Kyle McCord Race After Ohio State Quarterback Enters Transfer Portal

A clear frontrunner has emerged in the race to secure the services of quarterback Kyle McCord after his decision to depart from Ohio State.

McCord has officially entered the transfer portal following a somewhat disappointing conclusion to Ohio State’s 2023 season. According to reports from On3’s Steven Sipple, Nebraska appears to be in a favorable position to attract McCord, who sees the program as a potentially ideal fit for his talents.

Sipple’s sources indicate that Kyle McCord has a list of schools in mind, and Nebraska is prominently featured among his options. “Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord has several schools in mind that he thinks would be a good fit for him, and Nebraska is one of them, according to a source close to the Philadelphia native,” Sipple reported.

Furthermore, it has been alleged that Cornhuskers offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield held a meeting with McCord at an undisclosed location on a Tuesday afternoon. Notably, Satterfield also reportedly met with transfers Blake Shapen and Sam Leavitt from Baylor and Michigan State, respectively.

McCord, undoubtedly, is a highly sought-after talent in the transfer portal. He boasts a notable record of starting all 12 games for the Buckeyes, contributing significantly to their impressive 11-1 season. McCord completed 65.8 percent of his passes, amassing 3,170 yards, 24 touchdowns, and just six interceptions during his time at Ohio State.

With McCord’s departure, Ohio State finds itself in the market for a starting quarterback. However, recent tweets by ESPN’s Ryan Clark, which have since been deleted, suggest that they may have secured the services of Washington State transfer Cameron Ward to fill the void.