May 25, 2024

Report: Ohio State Buckeyes QB Kyle McCord to Commit to Syracuse

The Ohio State Buckeyes were hit with a bombshell earlier this month when quarterback Kyle McCord became entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal and left the program.

Now, according to reports from Brent Axe of, it appears that McCord may have found his next home in the ACC with the Syracuse Orange.

McCord had recently taken a visit to Syracuse, who was rumored to have taken the poll position for his commitment earlier in the week after the junior had a brief flirtation with Nebraska.



McCord, who started every game for the Buckeyes this season, became a subject of criticism for the fan base down the stretch, in part due to his turnover issues, with the junior throwing five of his six total interceptions for the season over his last five games.

However, the two biggest picks of the season game in the most important game, with McCord tossing a pair of critical interceptions in the Buckeyes 30-24 loss to the Wolverines.

With the Buckeyes this season, McCord ranked 14th in the country in QB rating, while completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 3,170 yards and 24 touchdowns, with just six picks.

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He also led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 regular season and a No. 7 finish in the College Football Playoff rankings.

Without McCord, the Buckeyes could search for help at the position via the portal or could turn to Lincoln Kienholz, Devin Brown, or incoming freshman, Air Noland.

McCord will have just one year of eligibility remaining for the Orange after playing behind C.J. Stroud in a backup role in 12 games through his first two seasons.

He now officially ends his Buckeyes career completing 270 of 406 passes for 3,776 yards and 27 scores with eight interceptions.

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