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Report: Ex-Ohio State QB Kyle McCord to transfer to Syracuse


Former Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord is expected to commit to play at Syracuse. reported that McCord’s commitment could come as early as Sunday, though the quarterback told 247Sports that he likely wouldn’t have an announcement for a few more days.

He visited Syracuse and new coach Fran Brown this weekend.

“It was good, it was good,” McCord told 247Sports. “I like Fran a lot and have known him for a while. The comfort level is definitely there.”

McCord, from Philadelphia, spent three seasons in Columbus and started in 2023 after C.J. Stroud entered the NFL draft. McCord completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 3,170 yards with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions in 12 games this season.

McCord guided the No. 7 Buckeyes (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten) to a bid to the Cotton Bowl, which will be played Dec. 29 against No. 9 Missouri with Devin Brown starting for Ohio State.

McCord’s only loss came at rival Michigan on Nov. 25 as he threw two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 30-24 defeat.

Since entering the transfer portal on Dec. 4, McCord also took a visit to Nebraska.

–Field Level Media

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