Matthew Baldwin is heading back to Texas.
The former Ohio State quarterback is heading to TCU where he will seek immediate eligibility, according to Chris Hummer of 247Sports.
Baldwin entered the NCAA transfer portal in April, after competing with Justin Fields for the starting quarterback job this spring, citing personal reasons which reportedly included a desire to move closer to home. TCU is about a three-hour drive from his hometown of Austin, Texas.
According to 247Sports, Baldwin's decision came after he visited TCU this past week.
“Just four or five years ago (TCU) was in the talk for the College Football Playoff,” Baldwin told 247Sports. "They struggled last year, but they had a lot of injured guys. They can be a very winning program. The coaches were great. I knew Coach (Sonny) Cumbie a bit before I chose Ohio State. I like Coach (Gary Patterson) a lot. My teammates are good dudes with the same mindset as me: To play for each other and win games.”
Even if Baldwin is granted immediate eligibility, he will face plenty of competition for the starting spot. TCU added graduate transfer Alex Delton from Kansas State this offseason, and has former top-50 prospect Justin Rogers, four-star quarterback Max Duggan and one-time starter Mike Collins on the roster.
Baldwin is the third scholarship quarterback to transfer from Ohio State in a calendar year, joining Joe Burrow and Tate Martell.