In a move that is not all that surprising, Mississippi State quarterback-turned-wide receiver Garrett Shrader has reportedly entered the transfer portal.

Shrader started four games at quarterback last season, and moved to wide receiver this year. Shrader was in the mix to compete for the starting quarterback position and moved to wide receiver in mid-September. The portal news was reported by Matt Zenitz of

Last season, Shrader threw for 1,170 yards, 8 touchdowns and 5 interceptions and also had 587 yards and 6 scores as a rusher. The move came after Stanford graduate transfer QB KJ Costello settled in after a competition with Will Rogers.

About a month ago, Leach commented on Shrader’s move to wide receiver, and how much more running it takes than QB.

“Not sure Week 1. He does a lot of really good things,” Leach said of Shrader. “He’s a big target, he’s athletic, he’s one of those guys that’s always happy to be out there. The other thing is, he doesn’t mind running. We’ve got to get him in shape but he likes to run.

“The other thing, when he has the ball in his hands, he’s pretty good. He seems pretty excited, and to be perfectly honest with you – at least lately – you go out there and as your plugging through practice, he’s one of those guys that makes you excited to be out there.”