The list of potential landing spots for John O’Korn continues to grow.
Looking to transfer from Houston, it was reported Friday that Florida and Texas were options for the quarterback. A day later, and courtesy of the Syracuse Post-Standard, three additional possibilities have surfaced: Miami, Syracuse and Wisconsin.
According to the Post-Standard, Miami is the only one of the five schools with which O’Korn hasn’t spoken. The Hurricanes would seem to be an odd fit for a player looking for a better shot at playing time as Brad Kaaya, as a true freshman. was outstanding as the starter in 2014 and has three years of eligibility remaining.
Barring something unforeseen, O’Korn will have to sit out the 2015 season. He would then have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016.
O’Korn, a three-star member of the Cougars’ 2013 recruiting class, passed for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns in being named the AAC’s 2013 Rookie of the Year. After starting the first five games of the 2014 season, however, he lost his starting job to Greg Ward Jr. He threw eight interceptions in 173 pass attempts this season after throwing 10 in 446 throws last year.