In an intriguing twist, Will Rogers, the standout quarterback formerly of Mississippi State, has decided to remain with the Washington Huskies for the 2024 campaign, reversing his earlier entry into the NCAA transfer portal.
This decision, a significant pivot in his collegiate career, was shared with Washington’s head coach Jedd Fisch this Tuesday. This development aligns with Rogers resuming his academic endeavors at the university, a move first reported by ESPN’s Pete Thamel.
Rogers, a distinguished figure in college football with a record as the SEC’s second all-time leading passer, initially transferred from Mississippi State to Washington. His transfer followed four impressive seasons with the Bulldogs. The decision to enter the portal came in the wake of Kalen DeBoer’s departure from Washington to Alabama, a transition that occurred shortly after Rogers arrived in Seattle.
Navigating through various options in the transfer portal, Rogers ultimately remained loyal to Washington. His rationale? The Huskies’ impressive track record last season and the enticing possibility of extending that success. Under Rogers’ helm, the team’s ambitions are soaring, with the quarterback himself viewing this stint as a crucial stepping stone toward his NFL aspirations.
Coach Fisch’s NFL background also played a significant role in Rogers’ choice. Fisch, known for his offensive strategies, brings to the table a wealth of experience from the NFL as an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. Emphasizing his enthusiasm, Rogers took to Twitter on Tuesday night, posting “Bow Down” to the delight of fans.
— Will Rogers (@Wrogers__2) January 24, 2024