(12-22-22) In Ohio high school sports it now seems that if you need a QB to replace a star QB who graduates…the transfer portal is open and can provide that solution.
During the 2022 OHSAA playoff season Springfield QB Bryce Schondelmyer was the solution, the former Ohio’s D VI Co-Offensive Player of the Year transferred from Arcanum after his junior season (2021) to D I Springfield. He was able to lead the Wildcats to the 2022 D I State title game. He replaced quarterback Te’Sean Smoot, who graduated and finished second in voting for the 2021 Ohio Mr. Football award and was the Co-Offensive Payer of the Year in D I.
This week Cincinnati Woodward QB Armound Seals announced on Twitter that he would be transferring to Milford for his Senior season. Seals is set to replace Milford’s graduating Senior Austin Hardin at QB.
Hardin has thrown for 5,713 yards and 64 touchdowns over the last three seasons as the Eagles’ starter. In 2022, his best season, he threw for 2,979 yards (210 for 308) 40 TDs and leading Milford to a 9-3 season and one playoff win.
The ‘high school’ transfer portal is happening around the US in many states. Although state associations have in-depth transfer rules it seems that those don’t matter is some cases. What will the OHSAA do in the future…the easy way to solve it would be to discard transfer rules and make it available to every association member. Those who are now abiding by the transfer rules are not on an equal basis with those who abuse the same rules.
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