USC quarterback Kedon Slovis to hit the transfer portal, per reports
Kedon Slovis is leaving Southern California.
Once thought of as the answer at quarterback after a standout freshman season in 2019, Slovis has dealt with injuries and up-and-down play in the years since. A lower-leg injury in 2021 forced him off the field and when he returned, he was in a timeshare with Jaxson Dart. With new head coach Lincoln Riley in town and a slew of change following Riley to USC, the Slovis era is officially over.
He put his name in the transfer portal Monday, according to multiple reports. Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel had the news first.
Slovis was brilliant in 2019. When starter JT Daniels was lost for the year to injury, Slovis stepped in as true freshman and captured headlines immediately. In his first start against No. 23 Stanford on Sept. 8, 2019, Slovis set a freshman record for passing yards (377) in a 45-20 win over the Cardinal. He threw for 3 scores that day, completing 28 of his 33 attempts.
Slovis went on to throw for 3,502 yards and 30 scores that season, completing 71.9% of his throws and tossing just 9 interceptions in nearly 400 attempts. Since then, though, he’s battled to remain on the field while dealing with numerous injuries. His 2021 season featured 2,152 yards with 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions across 9 games, and his completion percentage has dropped each year since that freshman campaign.
Dart remains in the room, as does former 4-star 2021 quarterback Miller Moss. Riley also flipped Malachi Nelson, a 2023 5-star quarterback and the No. 2 player in the class overall, to USC after his move from Oklahoma, so he’s coming down the pipe.