Former Mississippi State Star Will Rogers Returns to Washington as Starting Quarterback for 2024 Season

Former Mississippi State Star Will Rogers Returns to Washington as Starting Quarterback for 2024 Season

The Washington Huskies have finally found their starting quarterback for the 2024 season. After Dermaricus Davis entered the transfer portal, leaving the team without a quarterback, former Mississippi State star Will Rogers has decided to return to Washington. He had previously committed to the team last month. This news was first reported by Pete Thamel of ESPN.

Rogers initially committed to the Huskies when Kalen DeBoer was the head coach and Ryan Grubb was the offensive coordinator. He enrolled at Washington for winter quarter and even attended the national title game, although he was ineligible to play. However, DeBoer left shortly after, taking the entire offensive coaching staff with him. Rogers then decided to re-enter the transfer portal to explore other options. Despite several programs already having their starting quarterbacks in place, he realized that staying at Washington offered the most open path to a starting job.

With Rogers back on the roster, the Huskies hope to stabilize their team. They have had multiple quarterbacks leave the program this offseason, including Michael Penix Jr. and Dylan Morris. The addition of Rogers, who is the SEC's second leading all-time passer, should provide a clear path to success for the upcoming season and restore confidence in Coach Fisch's ability to lead the team.

For more information on player movement during the offseason, check out our tracker here. We will continue to provide updates on the busy portal and recruiting outlook in the days, weeks, and months to come.

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