For Mo Hasan, the quarterback is hoping that USC football, his fourth school, will be the charm.
In December, Hasan took the first step in transferring from Vanderbilt by entering his name into the NCAA transfer database. Nearly two months later, Hasan took to Twitter to make the surprising announcement that he has decided to transfer to USC football and continue his collegiate playing career with the Trojans.
The 2020 season will serve as the graduate transfer’s final year of eligibility.
Hasan, who began his career at Syracuse as a walk-on, came to Vandy from Coffeyville Community College in 2018. His first season with the Commodores, the Florida native played in five games. This past season, he played in two, including his first career start. That start, though, proved to be his last appearance as Hasan suffered a concussion in the Missouri loss and missed the last five games.
In his seven appearances, Hasan completed 11-of-17 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 79 yards on 16 carries.
In Nashville, Hasan will likely be missed most, though, off the field.
Hasan, a Miami native, also gained national exposure for spearheading Second Spoon, a non-profit organization that distributes extra food from the athletes’ dining hall to the homeless living on Nashville’s streets. He appeared on various national TV programs to promote Second Spoon, including NBC’s Today Show.
Given the makeup of the quarterback room, Hasan’s decision to transfer to USC football is surprising. To say the least.
JT Daniels, who opened the 2019 season as the starter before suffering a torn ACL after starting in 2018, and Kedon Slovis, who replaced Daniels and went on to set a slew of school records as a true freshman, both return in 2020 (probably). Fifth-year senior Matt Fink, who started in place of a concussed Slovis in one game last season, is expected to return as well.
Fink, though, flirted with a transfer to Illinois in the spring of last year. The quarterback ultimately opted to remain with USC football. Obviously, a move away from the Trojans at some point before the 2020 campaign kicks off on Fink’s part is not out of the equation.
For what it’s worth, Daniels’ dad stated in December that his son has no intention of transferring from USC football.