May 24, 2024

The quarterback carousel in faculty soccer continues to show because the switch portal has turn out to be king. 

Former Kansas State quarterback Will Howard dedicated to Ohio State on Thursday for his closing 12 months of eligibility. 

Quarterback Will Howard #18 of the Kansas State Wildcats throws a go towards the Baylor Bears within the first half at Invoice Snyder Household Soccer Stadium on November 11, 2023, in Manhattan, Kansas.  (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Photographs)

“I’m glad I took my time with this determination,” Howard instructed ESPN. “By means of it, I bought to study loads about myself and faculty soccer typically. It was an important course of. I’m actually glad I ended up selecting Ohio State.

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“I knew that if I handed this up, I’d remorse passing up the possibility to go be the quarterback at Ohio State. I knew I’d be kicking myself if I handed up this chance.”

Howard will probably be a fifth-year senior after spending the primary 4 years of his faculty profession in Manhattan, Kansas. 

He led the Wildcats to the 2022 Large 12 Championship Recreation the place Kansas State defeated TCU earlier than the Horned Frogs performed within the Faculty Soccer Playoff. In his two years as a starter, Howard went 12-5 and threw for 4,276 yards, 39 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 

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Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Will Howard (18) shoves Iowa State Cyclones defensive again T.J. Tampa (2) apart throughout a landing run within the third quarter of a Large 12 soccer recreation between the Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas State Wildcats on November 25, 2023, at Invoice Snyder Household Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas.  (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs)

Howard additionally ran for 251 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2023. 

Howard stated he selected Ohio State as a result of he wished to have an opportunity at profitable a nationwide championship and probably leap into the primary or second spherical of the NFL Draft. 

“The objective I’ve, I need to go win a nationwide championship,” he instructed ESPN. “On the finish of the day, I need to go be a beginning quarterback within the NFL. . . . I really feel like the very best place to stay as a quarterback within the NFL is as a first- or second-round choose within the NFL draft. Going to Ohio State offers me an opportunity to make a leap and leap into that dialog.”

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Howard’s determination to affix the Buckeyes comes one month after 2023 starter Kyle McCord entered the switch portal. 

Kyle McCord throws

Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord throws throughout the first half of an NCAA faculty soccer recreation towards Michigan, Saturday, November 25, 2023, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (AP Photograph/Carlos Osorio)

McCord introduced in mid-December that he would play for Fran Brown at Syracuse subsequent season. 

Ohio State went 11-2 in 2023, dropping to Michigan for the third straight 12 months to maintain them out of the Large Ten Championship Recreation and the CFP. 

The Buckeyes misplaced to the Missouri Tigers within the Cotton Bowl.