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Ex-Kansas State QB Howard commits to Ohio State

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Former Kansas State quarterback Will Howard announced Thursday he committed to Ohio State.

Howard entered the transfer portal in November after four seasons with the Wildcats. He played in 34 games and was crucial in Kansas State's victory over TCU in the Big 12 championship in 2022.

Howard took over as the starting signal-caller this season after splitting time as the lead quarterback last campaign. He went 8-4 in 12 starts, throwing for 2,643 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

He totaled 5,786 passing yards with 48 touchdowns and 25 interceptions during his tenure.

The 22-year-old visited Ohio State earlier this week and chose the Buckeyes over USC, according to Cameron Teague Robinson and Max Olson of The Athletic.

Last year's starter, Kyle McCord, transferred to Syracuse, opening the door for Ohio State to have a new starting quarterback in 2024. Devin Brown started the Cotton Bowl but exited with an injury in the second quarter. Freshman Lincoln Kienholz replaced Brown, throwing for 86 yards on only six completions.

Air Noland, a four-star recruit on the ESPN 300, is scheduled to enroll early and join the team for the 2024 season. Brown and Kienholz are also set to return.

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