Jaden Rashada announced his intentions to enter the transfer portal on Thursday night and could soon be back in the SEC.

Rashada, who originally signed at Florida out of high school, spent his freshman year at Arizona State. He backed off of his pledge to join Florida after a reported NIL deal fell through.

Rashada announced his plans to enter the transfer portal on Thursday evening:


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Shortly after that news was made public, 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz and Chris Hummer reported that Georgia is the “school to watch” for Rashada this spring.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart has not been shy about wanting to add a 4th scholarship quarterback this offseason. The Bulldogs heavily recruited former UNLV passer Jayden Maiava back in the winter, but he ultimately ended up at USC.

Earlier this spring, Smart told reporters he still wanted to add another QB to work alongside Carson Beck, Gunner Stockton and Ryan Puglisi.

“Our goal is to have 4 [scholarship quarterbacks] and a really good walk-on,” Smart said. “That’s the goal.”

Rashada came into college with quite a bit of pedigree. He was the No. 81 overall player and the No. 7 quarterback in the country for the class of 2023, per 247Sports Composite rankings. A California native, he also ranked as the No. 6 player from the Golden State.

However, he struggled as a true freshman at Arizona State last season. In 3 games, he completed 53.7% of his passes for 485 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He averaged just 5.9 yards per attempt.

It’s unclear where Rashada would fall on Georgia’s depth chart if he does commit to the Bulldogs. Beck is the unquestioned starter and Puglisi is a true freshman who is still getting used to the college game. It’s likely Rashada would be battling with Stockton for the backup QB job in 2024. Stockton, who is entering his 3rd year in Athens, saw the field last season for the first time and completed 12-of-19 passes on the year.