• Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Devy Digest: Portal Edition #3 Landing Spots – Quarterbacks

Devy Digest: Transfer Quarterbacks


Dillon Gabriel

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Gabriel chose Oregon and they’ve had success with stop gap Quarterbacks. Gabriel doesn’t have the arm to throw it deep as often as Bo Nix did but the system should not miss a beat. We should still see timing plays and plays where the receivers can create after the catch while being in stride. Gabriel brings more with his feet than his predecessor which should create an extra scenario of chaos on defenses.
Devy Digest Grade: A

Aidan Chiles

Chiles, as expected, ends up in East Lansing and will be given the keys to a program that will try to rebuild on the fly. Currently, with the roster construction they have, it will be tough sledding next year but we should see more players being nabbed in the portal.
Devy Digest Grade: B+

 

Riley Leonard

Leonard transfers from Duke to Notre Dame and Notre Dame dips in for another stopgap Quarterback. Any slim devy hope that Leonard had dissipated this year after a less-than-ideal season. Leonard will have a new set of Wide Receivers as well due to the mass exodus at the Wide Receiver and Tight End position. On paper, this is not very exciting for all involved.
Devy Digest Grade: C

 

Brock Vandagriff

Vandagriff finally gets his chance and it will be in Kentucky. Kentucky has quietly put together a nice group of portal players to compete next year. It will be interesting to see how the passing game evolves.
Devy Digest Grade: C

 

Tyler Van Dyke

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TVD ends up in Wisconsin to implement Phil Longo’s system and it should be an interesting fit. Wisconsin tried a stopgap last year and it failed, TVD yet again will have a new Coordinator and system to learn.
Devy Digest Grade: C

 

Chandler Rogers

Rogers ends up with Cal and this is an under-the-radar signing that could make a difference next spring. Cal failed last year when they dipped in, they still stay in the state of Texas for Rogers this year, and at worst, it should be good competition for the starting job as the incumbent Fernando Mendoza has looked capable of running that offense this year.
Devy Digest Grade: C

Grayson McCall

McCall was always favored to end up at NC State and he will be the head guy to run Robert Anae’s system. McCall did not do well in his first year without Jamey Chadwell. The hope here is that Anae can do another reclamation project.
Devy Digest Grade: C

 

Tyler Shough

Shough goes from Texas Tech to Louisville and becomes an instant system fit for Louisville. It will be interesting to see how Louisville performs, in year 2 in Jeff Brohm’s system.
Devy Digest Grade: B

 

Blake Shapen

Shapen showed talent at Baylor but was too inconsistent, he now ends up at Mississippi State and will try to be the Quarterback in Jeff Lebby’s system.
Devy Digest Grade: C

 

Taylen Green

Green moves up to the Power 4 from Boise State to Arkansas. There isn’t much at Arkansas and Green will likely have to use his feet to bide time and move the chains. Arkansas is rebuilding and it appears Green will be the hope to bring Arkansas back to being a decent football team again
Devy Digest Grade: C

 

AJ Duffy

Duffy was a decently rated recruit in the 2022 composites and the former Florida State Seminole goes back home and will be the presumed starter at San Diego State. Sean Lewis dipped into the portal and chose his guy to run that offense.
Devy Digest Grade: A

MJ Morris

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Morris winds up at Maryland, which is a less than ideal landing spot but he’ll be given the keys. In limited action in his career at NC State, he has shown to be a capable starter using his legs to keep plays alive and to move the chains. Jeff Gattis has not been the most exciting Offensive Coordinator, so we’ll have to see how Morris does in his new surroundings.
Devy Digest Grade: C

Kurtis Rourke

Rourke had a disappointing season at Ohio, the entire offense at Ohio was disappointing. He will be the stopgap Quarterback for Curt Cignetti as he tries to implement his system from James Madison to Indiana, this should make the Receivers a little more interesting but this is a big step up in competition for Rourke.
Devy Digest Grade: C

 

Sam Leavitt

Leavitt chose Arizona State which is a little perplexing as Jaden Rashada is already there. The assumption is that it will be an open competition to start the spring. Rashada has a leg up as he’s been in the system longer but Leavitt does possess the stronger arm. This is a camp battle that we’ll be keeping our eyes on. Arizona State is in a rebuilding process and one would have imagined allocating resources to other positions would have been better.
Devy Digest Grade: D

 

Max Brown

Brown transfers down to Charlotte and this should appeal to CFF players as the easier competition should allow Brown to feast for production.
Devy Digest Grade: B+

 

Noah Kim

Kim lands at Coastal Carolina and should be the guy for Tim Beck and his system. Coastal Carolina is seeking a new identity and they land a young talent that will be there to help them find themselves.
Devy Digest Grade: B
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