Former Nebraska football QB target lands at Big Ten rival

Ohio State is trying to reload at QB1 and the Nebraska football rival is looking for a former Husker target to help.

Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Will Howard (18) passes the ball
Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Will Howard (18) passes the ball / Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
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While the Nebraska football team appears to have settled on Dylan Raiola, Daniel Kaeli, or Heinrich Haarberg as their quarterback for the 2024 season, the Ohio State Buckeyes are going the transfer portal route.

Interestingly enough, the Buckeyes have landed on their quarterback for next season and it appears it’s someone the Huskers have since shunned. Will Howard is headed to Columbus as he committed to Ryan Day and company on Thursday evening.

Pete Thamel talked to Howard about his decision. The former Kansas State quarterback was one of the last top quarterback transfer portals to announce his new destination. However, it turns out Howard is happy he took as long as he did to commit somewhere.

"I'm glad I took my time with this decision," Howard told ESPN. "Through it, I got to learn a lot about myself and college football in general. It was a great process. I'm really glad I ended up choosing Ohio State. I knew that if I passed this up, I'd regret passing up the chance to go be the quarterback at Ohio State. I knew I'd be kicking myself if I passed up this opportunity."

One of the teams he appeared poised to pass up for the Buckeyes earlier in December was the Nebraska football team. Though it’s not entirely clear if Howard decided to go elsewhere or the Huskers told him they were no longer interested.

In comparison, it’s thought that Matt Rhule did move on from former Buckeyes’ slinger Kyle McCord, who eventually committed to Syracuse. The choice of the Orange struck some commentators as quite weird.

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Howard, who threw for 5,786 yards and 48 touchdowns to 25 interceptions in his Kansas State career will now face off the team who pursued him on the field in 2024.

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Ohio State takes on Nebraska football next October 26.