Morgantown, West Virginia – When Incarnate Word quarterback Cam Ward hit the transfer portal last month, he he instantly became of the top targets in college football.
Ward, who won the Jerry Rice Award this season, led all FCS quarterbacks with 47 touchdowns. In addition, he was third in the nation with 4,648 yards while completing 65% of his passes.
Although Neal Brown will have three young, talented quarterbacks – Garrett Greene, Will “Goose” Crowder and Nicco Marhciol – but Ward is a considered an “absolute freak” of athlete and West Virginia is apparently interested.
So far, several schools, including Houston, Ole Miss, North Texas, Indiana have reportedly already offered him a scholarship, but Arizona, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Florida, Auburn, Nebraska and West Virginia have all reached out, according to Chris Hummer of 247 Sports.
Out of high school, Ward didn’t get much attention due to his team using an all-run attack. However, his incredible abilities have become obvious to everyone in college football and he’s now one of the hottest available players in the transfer portal.
Although West Virginia will face stiff competition for Ward, he would be an ideal candidate to step in and replace Jarret Doege as the starting quarterback for the Mountaineers next season while the young, unproven quarterbacks currently on the roster develop.