(5-2-23) Marion Local grad Peyton Otte announced on Twitter today that he was leaving Jacksonville State and entering the transfer portal. Otte would have been a red shirt Freshman for the Gamecocks.

During his HS career Otte was an All-Ohio wide receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback for his senior season…as a quarterback, rushed for 1,445 yards and 22 touchdowns and passed for 1,482 and 12 touchdowns to lead the Flyers to a 16-0 record and their 12th state title since 2000…as a cornerback, earned first team All-Ohio honors in 2021 with 34 tackles and two interceptions.

Jacksonville State located in Jacksonville Alabama and was a D I school that it will join Conference USA in all sports to start the 2023-24 academic year.

How does the NCAA transfer portal work?

The transfer portal permits student athletes to place their name in an online database declaring their desire to transfer. Athletes enter the portal by informing their current school of their desire to transfer; the school then has two business days to enter the athlete’s name in the database.

Can transfer portal players play immediately?

Athletes must enter the portal within one of the windows in order to be immediately eligible to play at their new school through the NCAA’s one-time free transfer rule