Jack Miller is taking his talents to the SEC.
The former Ohio State quarterback announced Tuesday that he is transferring to Florida, joining the Gators after two seasons with the Buckeyes.
Miller, who announced he was leaving Ohio State on Nov. 28 because “it is time to get on the field,” will likely now enter a competition with Anthony Richardson for Florida’s starting quarterback job. Emory Jones, the Gators’ starting quarterback for all but one game this season, announced earlier this month that he will enter the transfer portal after playing one final game for the Gators against UCF in the Gasparilla Bowl on Dec. 23.
Richardson flashed for the Gators in limited action this year, throwing for 529 yards and six touchdowns with five interceptions and running for 401 yards and three touchdowns, but started only one game and is currently sidelined by a knee injury, leaving the door open for Miller to compete for the starting job – especially now that Florida has a new head coach, Billy Napier – when he arrives in Gainesville this spring.
Miller, who was ranked as the No. 334 overall prospect in the recruiting class of 2020, made four game appearances for Ohio State in 2021 in which he completed seven of 14 passing attempts for 101 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
With Miller now headed to Florida and Quinn Ewers signed with Texas, Ohio State will return just two of its four scholarship quarterbacks from this season in 2022. C.J. Stroud will return as Ohio State’s starting quarterback while Kyle McCord is expected to remain the Buckeyes’ No. 2 quarterback next season, while incoming freshman Devin Brown will arrive in January to provide additional depth and likely compete with McCord for the starting job in 2023.