Which QBs signed up? Who is still available?

Matches can be won or lost in the Transfer Portal and no position impacts winning and losing more than Quarterback.

Since the opening of the first transfer window on Dec. 5, we’ve seen a flurry of movement in college football with an array of top quarterbacks committing to new schools.

If you’re having trouble keeping track of everything, don’t worry. Below, we’ve rounded up the most notable quarterback transfers from conference to conference and the best callers still available.

New team: (old team)


  • Houston: Donovan Smith (Texas Tech)

  • Rice: JT Daniels (West Virginia)

  • UTSA: Owen McCown (Colorado)

Smith has started several games over the past two seasons for Texas Tech and now has the chance to step into the shoes of longtime Houston starter Clayton Tune. Daniels, meanwhile, is in his fourth school after stops at USC, Georgia and West Virginia. Daniels will help Rice transition to the AAC from Conference USA.


  • Clemson: Paul Tyson (Arizona State)

  • Georgia Tech: Haynes King (Texas A&M)

  • Louisville: Jack Plummer (California)

  • Pitt: Phil Jurkovec (Boston College)

  • Pitt: Christian Veilleux (Penn State)

  • Virginia: Tony Muskett (Monmouth)

  • Virginia Tech: Kyron Drones (Baylor)

Pitt was able to add a quarterback for next year and potentially his quarterback of the future by landing commitments from Jurkovec and Veilleux. Jurkovec began his career at Notre Dame before starting three seasons at Boston College. Veilleux, meanwhile, is a former four-star recruit who was the third stringer at Penn State this season.

For Plummer, Louisville was an obvious choice. Plummer began his career at Purdue, where he played for new UL head coach Jeff Brohm. The Cardinals needed a quarterback after Malik Cunningham left for the NFL.

King won the starting job at Texas A&M out of preseason camp for the past two seasons and now has the chance to start his career at Georgia Tech.

Quarterback Phil Jurkovec will play for Pitt next season after starting three years for Boston College. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Big 12

Two new members of the Big 12 have added veteran quarterbacks. Slovis, after stops at USC and Pitt, is heading to BYU. Jones is also in his third school, choosing Cincinnati after starting his career in Florida and playing for ASU in 2022.

Big Ten

  • Illinois: Luke Altmyer (Ole Miss)

  • Iowa: Cade McNamara (Michigan)

  • Nebraska: Jeff Sims (Georgia Tech)

  • Purdue: Hudson Card (Texas)

  • Wisconsin: Nick Evers (Oklahoma)

  • Wisconsin: Tanner Mordecai (SMU)

There will be several new starters in the Big Ten next season, including McNamara who will move from Michigan to Iowa. Wisconsin quickly revamped its quarterback room under new coach Luke Fickell. Mordecai threw for over 7,000 yards in two seasons as a SMU starter while Evers was a four-star rookie in the 2022 class.

Card could prove to be a big pick-up for new Purdue coach Ryan Walters. Walters has hired Graham Harrell as offensive coordinator and Card could be a perfect fit after being the backup in Texas.

West Mountain

Fresno State loses Jake Haener but the addition of Keene from UCF should soften the blow caused by Haener’s absence. Keene has thrown for 2,377 yards and 23 touchdowns over the past two seasons for the Knights.


  • Arizona State: Drew Pyne (Notre Dame)

  • Colorado: Shedeur Sanders (Jackson State)

  • Oregon State: DJ Uiagalelei (Clemson)

  • UCLA: Collin Schlee (Kent State)

There will be a lot of great quarterbacks in the Pac-12 next season with guys like Caleb Williams (USC), Bo Nix (Oregon) and Michael Penix (Washington) all returning. This group of transfers adds to this talent pool.

Pyne has started most of the season for Notre Dame, Sanders is following his father, Deion Sanders, from Jackson State to Boulder and Uiagalelei is looking for a fresh start at Corvallis after two years as a starter at Clemson. For UCLA, Schlee could prove to be a valuable addition if five-star rookie Dante Moore isn’t ready to start right away.

Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has moved to Oregon State after spending the past two seasons as a Clemson starter.  (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has moved to Oregon State after spending the past two seasons as a Clemson starter. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)


  • Arkansas: Jacolby Criswell (North Carolina)

  • Florida: Graham Mertz (Wisconsin)

  • Kentucky: Devin Leary (North Carolina State)

With Anthony Richardson leaving for the NFL, Florida will have a new starter in 2023. It may be Mertz, who had a checkered career at Wisconsin after being the highest-rated quarterback rookie to ever sign with the NFL. Badgers.

Leary, meanwhile, was one of the most coveted QBs on the Portal. He started four-season stints at NC State and is set to step into the shoes of NFL-bound Will Levis at Kentucky.

What transfer shifts are still available?

  • Brennan Armstrong (Virginia)

  • Hank Bachmeier (Boise State)

  • Connor Bazelak (Indiana)

  • Davis Brin (Tulsa)

  • Zach Calzada (Auburn)

  • Sam Hartman (WakeForest)

  • Malik Hornby (Arkansas)

  • Chance Nolan (Oregon State)

  • Chandler Rogers (UL Monroe)

  • Spencer Sanders (Oklahoma State)

  • Mike Wright (Vanderbilt)

Armstrong, Hartman and Sanders are the biggest names remaining on the board.

Armstrong has started the past three seasons at Virginia, including throwing for 4,449 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2021. Sanders started four seasons at Oklahoma State and has 9,553 passes, 1,956 rushing yards and 85 total touchdowns in his career.

Hartman, meanwhile, started five seasons at Wake Forest and has a whopping 12,967 yards and 110 touchdowns in his career. According to multiple reports, Notre Dame is the favorite to land Hartman for his final college season.

Coastal Carolina’s Grayson McCall, three-time Sun Belt Player of the Year, originally entered the portal, but would have his name removed on New Year’s Day.

Sam Hartman (10) has played for Wake Forest for the past five years but is now in the transfer portal.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Sam Hartman (10) has played for Wake Forest for the past five years but is now in the transfer portal. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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