USC QB Kedon Slovis enters transfer portal: Three-year Trojans starter throws name into experienced QB field

USC quarterback Kedon Slovis has entered the transfer portal after starting three years with the program, according to 247Sports’ Chris Hummer. Slovis leaves the Trojans with up to two years of eligibility remaining and immediately becomes one of the top names in the transfer portal. 

Slovis took the nation by storm in a sensational freshman season in 2019, completing 71.9% of his passes for 3,502 yards and 30 touchdowns to lead the Trojans to an 8-5 record, including a 7-2 mark in conference. He led USC to the Pac-12 Championship Game one year later and thrived under Air Raid offensive coordinator Graham Harrell. 

Injuries impeded his progress in 2021, however, and he struggled to improve on his freshman year numbers. The Scottsdale, Arizona, native finishes his career in Los Angeles with 7,576 yards and 58 touchdowns. Those marks rank No. 7 and tied for No. 5, respectively, on the all-time USC passing charts. 

Here’s what Slovis’ impending transfer means moving forward. 

Rebuilding stock

Before the 2021 season, Slovis was considered a strong contender to be a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. But after stagnation and an injury-plagued junior year, Slovis is suddenly left looking for a new situation. 

Looking around the top 25, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 8 Ole Miss are both quarterback-friendly offenses that will be replacing starters. Oregon and Clemson were both a quarterback away from being legitimate College Football Playoff contenders. 

Regardless, Slovis’ top priority should be finding an offense that fits him so he can continue to prove himself to NFL scouts. With his accuracy and success at a big-time school, he should be a top target for any top-25 program in need of a quarterback. 

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