Report: Joe Burrow Visiting North Carolina, Could Announce Transfer Destination This Week

By Dan Hope on May 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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Former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to make his final visit to North Carolina this week before making a decision on his transfer destination, which could come before the end of the week, according to a report from HuskerOnline's Sean Callahan.

With no other visits expected, Burrow's decision appears to be down to three schools: Cincinnati and LSU, both of which he visited this past week, and UNC.

While North Carolina was not among the initially rumored frontrunners to land Burrow, he wouldn't be the first quarterback from Ohio to head to Chapel Hill; Mitchell Trubisky, a Mentor native who was also Mr. Football for the state of Ohio, went on to be the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft after playing for the Tar Heels.

Burrow also wouldn't be the first Buckeye to transfer to UNC this offseason; Antonio Williams, a North Carolina native, announced he would transfer to UNC last month.

After graduating two Sundays ago, Burrow is immediately eligible to play as a graduate transfer and will have two remaining seasons of eligibility at whichever school he chooses. Burrow would project to start immediately and be an instant upgrade for the Tar Heels over Chazz Surratt and Nathan Elliott, who continued to battle for their starting quarterback job this spring after both starting games but struggling last season.

Burrow announced his decision to transfer to leave Ohio State as a graduate transfer last Tuesday. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer confirmed Monday that Dwayne Haskins will get the first opportunity to start for Ohio State this season, though Meyer also said he has "nothing but good things to say about" Burrow, according to a report by Joe Scalzo of the Canton Repository.

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