One of the top players that has entered the transfer portal is Washington State quarterback Cam Ward. There is a list of suitors slated as teams of interest in the signing of Ward. One of those teams that made the list was the Washington Huskies.
It’s no secret that Washington will be looking at the transfer portal to boost their quarterback room for the 2024 season. After the college football playoffs, QB Michael Penix Jr will be NFL-bound, leaving a starter’s job up for grabs.
In the quarterback room, as it stands, the Huskies have redshirt junior Dylan Morris, who was the starter in 2021 under then-head coach Jimmy Lake. They also have Austin Mack, a 4-star recruit from the 2022 class.
Mack is an underclassman and seems a way off a starter role unless he takes a leap this the off-season. This leaves Washington needing experience and competition for Morris and Mack heading into 2024 spring ball.
A few quarterbacks have been mentioned with the Huskies, including Mississippi State’s Will Rogers. Another name linked with Washington is Cam Ward from rivals Washington State.
Cam Ward is a top 5 QB transfer, with many teams mentioned as his potential destination. One team that is getting a lot of buzz is Ohio State, who recently lost their 2023 starter Kyle McCord to the transfer portal.
Pete Nakos, part of the On3 team as a transfer portal reporter, has Washington as a team to watch in the pursuit of Cam Ward. The Huskies are one of seven schools that include Oregon and USC that Nakos named.
Cam Ward has spent the last two seasons with the Cougars after transferring from FCS school Incarnate Word. Ward threw for 6,966 passing yards, 48 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
The Texas native is hot property at the moment. Although Washington have been mentioned, Ohio State looks like the likely destination.