Five transfer quarterbacks to look out for in the 2022 college football season

Transfer quarterbacks for 2022

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Transfer quarterbacks for 2022

Bryson Dilbeck, Staff Writer

With the 2021-2022 transfer portal coming to a close, players will begin settling in at their new schools as they are officially locked in for the 2022-2023 college football season. There are quite a few players that are worth watching this season, but the five players on this list set themselves apart from the crowd and are especially worth following for the 2022 season.

Jayden Daniels, Louisiana State University (LSU)

Former Arizona State quarterback and four-star recruit Daniels has shown that he has the potential to be a game-changer. Through three seasons, Daniels has thrown for a total of 6025 yards and 32 touchdowns while also running for 1288 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns throughout his career. 

He will join an offense with standout wide receiver Kayshon Boutte, who put up 509 yards and nine touchdowns in just six games during the 2021 season. 

Daniels appears to have a good shot at the starting position after Max Johnson transferred to Texas A&M.

Quinn Ewers, University of Texas

Former Ohio State quarterback and five-star recruit Ewers is one of only six players to ever receive a perfect rating right out of high school via 247Sports, and was once committed to Texas in the 2021 recruiting cycle. 

Ewers has not yet played in a college game, but he will join a high-powered Texas offense with star players such as Bijan Robinson and Xavier Worthy. These players combined for 27 touchdowns and 2410 yards of offense in the 2021 season. 

The Longhorns’ new quarterback looks like he has a good chance at the starting role after Casey Thompson, Texas’s starting quarterback for the 2021 season, transferred to Nebraska. However, Ewers will still have to battle against Hudson Card for the starting role.

Dillon Gabriel, University of Oklahoma

 Gabriel is a former Central Florida (UCF) quarterback who was a three-star recruit out of Hawaii and had an excellent career at UCF, throwing for a total of 8037 yards and 70 touchdowns along with 372 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns throughout his three-year career with the Knights. 

Gabriel will join an experienced wide receiver core including stand-out Marvin Mims, Drake Stoops and Theo Wease. Along with this, Gabriel will once again be playing with Jeff Lebby, who was his offensive coordinator at UCF during the 2019 season. 

Gabriel appears to be a shoe-in for the starting role due to the lack of experience in the quarterback room following both Caleb Williams and Spencer Rattler’s departure. 

Jaxson Dart, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

Dart is a former University of Southern California (USC) Trojan and four-star recruit out of Utah who was considered a high profile transfer prospect. Dart transferred to Ole Miss following the 2021 season after throwing for a total of 1353 yards and 9 touchdowns while also rushing for 43 yards and two touchdowns. Ole Miss will obtain much needed help at the quarterback position after star quarterback Matt Corral entered the National Football League (NFL) draft. Dart will have the chance to play under third-year head coach Lane Kiffin, who has shown that he can consistently have top offenses in college football despite being in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Caleb Williams, University of Southern California

Former five-star Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Williams has proven that he is a game changer. Despite being a freshman in 2021, he has thrown 21 touchdowns and 1912 yards while also rushing for 442 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games, only starting seven of those games. Williams looks to start right away, as he followed former head coach Lincoln Riley to USC. 

Williams will also play with former Oklahoma teammate Mario Williams, who caught 35 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns. The Trojans quarterback will also have the opportunity to play with former Oregon star running-back Travis Dye who ran for 1271 yards and 16 touchdowns as well as receiving for 402 yards and two touchdowns. 

USC has also received many more transfers that will be good support for Williams and he will be running in a familiar offense as many Oklahoma coaches left for USC after Riley left for the Trojans. The starting spot looks pretty secure for Williams, as Jaxson Dart transferred out following the 2021 season and Kedon Slovis entered the NFL draft. 

These five quarterbacks look to light up the college football world in 2022, and are worth watching. The fans of the teams these quarterbacks now play for should be very excited for how these players will perform, and definitely have something to look forward to for the upcoming season.

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