According to 247Sports, and according to his own words inside their report, former Ohio State quarterback Matthew Baldwin is transferring to TCU.
“I visited this past weekend and I had an awesome time,” Baldwin told 247’s Chris Hummer.
Baldwin, a redshirt freshman, entered the transfer portal last month following a spring quarterback competition with sophomore Justin Fields.
According to the report, Baldwin will apply for immediate eligibility.
This past winter, former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell transferred to Miami and was essentially granted immediate eligibility because OSU didn’t put up a fight and his attorney claimed the Buckeyes didn’t want him anymore.
Lack of interest will likely not be part of Baldwin’s argument, as Ohio State certainly wanted him to remain on the roster.
Baldwin transferred in part to be closer to his Austin, Texas home. Now he’ll be a three-hour drive from home and also get to take part in an offense that will feature two very good running backs and talented receiver Jalen Reagor, who caught seven passes for 98 yards against the Buckeyes last season.
This spring, TCU began their search for a starting quarterback as last year’s starter Shawn Robinson transferred to Missouri.
Back in the spring, some reports had it a three-man battle between redshirt freshman Justin Rogers, touted true freshman Max Duggan, and Kansas State graduate transfer Alex Delton. And that doesn’t even include junior Mike Collins, who started four games for the Horned Frogs last season when Robinson went down with a shoulder injury.
Baldwin will now join a very crowded quarterback room as he works to be ready to compete for the starting job.
TCU opens the season against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on August 31. The next week, the Horned Frogs head to Purdue.