Is Utah State QB Jordan Love Looking To Transfer?
Yahoo reports Love is weighing his options.
Is Love on his way out of Logan?
Utah State quarterback Jordan Love is reportedly looking around and could leave Utah State for either the NFL or a few other FBS programs, per Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel.
Love has NFL aspirations and heading into the 2019 season he was considered a first-round pick and maybe even a top-15 pick according to some draft pundits.
His season in Logan this year has not gone as planned and he struggled to put up numbers even in the same neighborhood as he did last season. Love’s 16 interceptions were most in the Mountain West and five more than what he had in the prior two years combined.
There are a few reasons that was the case and some of it has to do with new talent around him in skill positions and the offensive line and also a new head coach in Gary Andersen which saw the offense change a little compared to Matt Wells who is currently at Texas Tech and one of the schools Love is reportedly considering. Also to consider is the level of competition was better in 2019 compared to 2018.
It should be noted that just last week, Love shot down rumors of him transferring to Texas Tech when NFL media’s Chase Goodbread spoke to the Aggie quarterback last week.
Love has plenty of options as a graduate transfer. Stay at Utah State, go to another FBS school and be immediately eligible or go to the NFL. He is said to consider the NFL Draft evaluation which could end all transfer talk moot if he goes to the league.
The schools listed as options make a lot of sense. Texas Tech would reunite him with his former coaches from a year ago with Wells and offensive coordinator David Yoast. Playing in the Big 12 would provide a bigger showcase. However, the top two quarterbacks on the Red Raiders roster are back so there would be no guarantee of a starting spot.
Oklahoma is another school and all they seem to do over the past few years is taking in transfer quarterbacks and make them Heisman winners or at the least give a huge boost. Current Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts is graduating this year so there is an open spot for Love, but Oklahoma also recruits extremely well and that also would lead to a competition.
Houston makes the least sense as their profile is on par and at best slightly better than Utah State. The AAC, on the whole, is a touch better than the Mountain West but not enough to get a huge advantage when looking at the next level. The odds of Love starting at Houston are the highest among the three even with the Cougars returning Clayton Tune who took over for D’Eriq King who decided to redshirt this year and reports are he is likely leaving the Houston program.
As of now, these are all reports and conflicting info from Love himself. These things can move fast for players to decide to up and move. Odds are that Love will test the NFL Draft waters and get some sort of feedback and then decide what his future holds.