Mike Leach's next star QB? Talented grad transfer to play for Mississippi State in 2021
Is Mike Leach poised to add to a list of quarterbacks that have thrived under his tutelage?
On Friday, former Southern Miss signal-caller Jack Abraham announced his destination for the 2020 season. The graduate transfer from Oxford, Miss. will remain in-state but head to Starkville to join Leach and the Bulldogs.
Abraham enjoyed a terrific junior season in 2019, passing for nearly 3,500 yards—Austin Davis and Nick Mullens are the only other Golden Eagles quarterbacks to crack the 3,000-yard mark in a season—and recording 19 touchdowns despite 15 interceptions. He was named to the coaches’ preseason All-Conference USA team prior to 2020 along with the watch lists for the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
His senior season hit a snag, though, as he was slowed by an injury to his hamstring throughout the year. He appeared in 5 of Southern Miss’s 10 games, going 97-of-149 while registering 1,224 yards, 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
With his undergraduate studies finished in Hattiesburg, Abraham will look to turn the page on a disappointing 2020 and spark his career for a program that had its share of quarterback issues. Stanford grad transfer K.J. Costello started the season for the Bulldogs, but injuries and subpar play meant true freshman Will Rogers would later step in.
— Jack Abraham (@jackabraham30) December 18, 2020