Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, the preseason Heisman Trophy favorite who was benched early in the season, announced his willingness to enter the NCAA transfer portal less than 24 hours after head coach Lincoln Riley headed to USC.
“Sooner Nation: Thank you for allowing me to be a student-athlete at this prestigious institution,” he wrote, while also thanking teammates and coaches. “We won several games together and made memories that I will cherish forever.”
“Thank you again, Oklahoma,” he concluded. “I will miss you.”
NFL analyst Matt Miller named SMU and South Carolina as potential landing spots. According to a report, Rattler to ASU is gaining serious momentum.
“Hearing Spencer Rattler to ASU. Coaches can’t wait on Jayden to make a decision. They need a QB for 2022!”
The redshirt sophomore is from Arizona and played high school ball there.
Bovada currently lists Arizona State as an overwhelming -215 favorite to land him as well as other locations who are sure to have interest in btaining his services.
Rattler started all 11 games as a redshirt freshman last season, throwing for 3,031 yards and 28 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He was the AP first-team and All-Big 12 quarterback.
He came into 2021 with the most hype of any QB in college football, but his play on the field did not match up with it.
Rattler was benched for the second straight year during the Sooners’ rivalry game with Texas. He did not reenter the game this year like he did back in 2020.
He will now get a much needed change of scenery.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.