The Ohio State football team, in need of a new starting quarterback for 2024 following departures, might pursue a transfer quarterback after missing out on other notable options from the transfer portal.

With Kyle McCord now at Syracuse and Devin Brown starting the Cotton Bowl, a strong performance from Brown could secure him the starting position for the next season. However, uncertainty persists, prompting the Buckeyes to explore potential matches in the transfer portal for the quarterback position. Will Howard, formerly with Kansas State, has expressed interest in Ohio State, and there appears to be mutual interest from the Buckeyes as well.

Howard brings experience, having started in portions of three seasons for Kansas State and participating in significant games. During the past season, he accumulated 2,643 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Additionally, he showcased his rushing ability with 351 yards and 9 touchdowns on 81 carries.

His mobility could offer a dimension in the running game that the Buckeyes lacked with McCord. However, Howard has struggled with turnovers and inconsistency, evident in his 61% completion rate and 11 turnovers this season. This raises questions about whether the Ohio State football team needs another quarterback prone to making questionable decisions.

A decision regarding Howard’s recruitment might not transpire until after the Cotton Bowl. If Brown performs exceptionally well, he could solidify his position. Conversely, if he encounters difficulties, discussions between Ohio State and Howard might continue. However, doubts persist about whether Howard is the right fit, with some preferring to give Air Noland a chance instead.

As the weekend approaches, Howard’s decision-making process remains something to monitor, potentially culminating in a choice by the end of the weekend.

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