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Brock Vandagriff Enters the Transfer Portal

Georgia quarterback Brock Vandagriff entered his name in the transfer portal on Monday afternoon. He is projected to go to Kentucky.  The NCAA transfer portal for the 2024 college football season opened Monday (December 5) and will end on January 2, 2024. Vandagriff was Carson Beck’s backup for the 2023 season. He ended the 2023 regular season, completing 12 of 18 passes for 165 yards. Beck can declare for the NFL Draft or return for his senior season. At the time of publishing, Beck has not made an official decision. Here is a quick overview of what awaits Vandagriff in the transfer portal and how his leaving impacts Georgia’s quarterback room.

Brock Vandagriff Enters the Transfer Portal

A Crowded Quarterback Portal

Vandagriff faces stiff competition in the transfer portal. There are several quarterbacks with multiple years of starting experience ahead of him. Ohio State’s Kyle McCord, Oklahoma’s Dillon Gabriel, and Oregon State’s DJ Uiagalelei headline the list of quarterbacks already in the transfer portal. Vandagriff battled Beck in the Spring to be Georgia’s starting quarterback. Despite his lack of in-game experience, Vandagriff has all the tools teams covet in their signal caller.

Vandagriff Scouting Report

Vandagriff was a five-start prospect coming out of Prince Avenue Christian School. Depending on the publication, he was seen as a top-five dual-threat quarterback. 247Sports scouting report on Vandagriff coming out of high school as a “pass-first quarterback with flashes of athleticism to make plays with his legs, whether buying time or scrambling for yardage.”

Georgia’s Quarterback Room

Even with Vandagriff gone, Georgia’s quarterback room remains deep. Gunnar Stockton is a former five-star inline to take Vandagriff’s role as back if Beck intends to return in 2024. Stockton will be joined by two highly-rated quarterbacks from the Class of 2024. Dylan Raiola, arguably the nation’s top quarterback in the class, and Ryan Puglisi enrolled in January and will join the quarterback competition once Spring ball starts.

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