Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant is college football’s hottest free agent. Under new NCAA redshirt rules, Bryant is eligible for one more season and can play immediately at another program next year.
Vegas came out with their odds where Bryant might land next year.
What school will Kelly Bryant play for next?
Penn State +200
Florida State +300
NC State +300
Virginia Tech +400
Michigan State +500
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) October 11, 2018
A source associated with Penn State’s football program said, “We are open to Kelly Bryant transferring, however we are not actively pursuing him.”
Vegas sees Penn State having a large hole to fill next year with Trace McSorley graduating. However, the Lions have two talented quarterbacks behind McSorley in Tommy Stevens and Sean Clifford. A mobile quarterback, like Bryant, would fit in their offensive game play, but the Lions like who they have.
With the recruiting process beginning all over again, last week Bryant took his first (of more to come) visit to North Carolina for the Tar Heels’ game against Virginia Tech.
Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant visiting UNC today. pic.twitter.com/mMS8Ht1zyc
— Jonathan M Alexander (@jonmalexander) October 13, 2018
Every Tar Heel fan this morning after hearing Kelly Bryant is visiting UNC: pic.twitter.com/PB6EVXIAtD
— Taylor Vippolis (@tvippolis) October 11, 2018
Kelly Bryant to #UNC would be a complete game changer for the Heels. QB situation has been biggest thing holding back an otherwise talented and improving team.
— Dave Harding (@DaveHardingjr) October 11, 2018
North Carolina is a program on the cusp of becoming a consistently ranked team. However, their lacking a quarterback, after Matt Trubisky went to the NFL, showed in 2017 with a 3-9 record. It continues this year with the Tar Heels sitting at 1-4. Their last bowl victory came in 2013 at the Belk Bowl. Tar Heels need Bryant something fierce. An icing on the cake for Bryant, Tar Heels faces Clemson at home next year.
This weekend, Bryant will visit Arkansas while the Razorbacks will take on Tulsa.
Former Clemson QB, Kelly Bryant, has a visit set with Arkansas. Where else will he explore??
— Rivals (@Rivals) October 11, 2018
If I come to Arkansas will you guarantee I start?
Chad Morris: Absolutely now come to daddy pic.twitter.com/NYH3WTD5uV
— 🅰️rkansas Edge 🐗 (@arksports2019) October 11, 2018
National college football reporter Brett McMurphy on Bryant’s future plans: “I think Arkansas makes the most sense. Chad Morris, Arkansas coach, actually recruited Bryant to Clemson in 2014 when Morris was offensive coordinator for the Tigers. There’s also reports Bryant may consider Missouri and Louisville. Sources I’ve talked to say Bryant has not scheduled visits yet to Missouri or Louisville. Of those four programs, I would say Arkansas seems the most likely destination for Kelly Bryant.”
Bryant has all season to decide, expect more rumors and speculation. I’m throwing some money on southern schools. Why spend your last season somewhere cold?