The quarterback room in Ruston becomes a little more crowded as former Oklahoma and West Virginia signal-caller Austin Kendall will transfer to Lousiana Tech. As first reported by Bleed Tech Blue’s Ben Carlisle, the former four-star recruit will suit up for the Bulldogs in 2021.
The 6-3, 220-pound Kendall spent the past two seasons with the Mountaineers, where he started nine games in 2019, throwing for 1,989 yards and 12 touchdowns for a West Virginia team that finished 5-7 under first-year head coach Neal Brown. Last season, former Bowling Green starter Jarret Doege assumed the starting role and Kendall went 11-of-23 passing for 164 yards in reserve duty. Prior to his time in Morgantown, Kendall spent three seasons behind Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray with the Sooners.
His arrival at Tech will add to a quarterback competition that already features last year’s primary quarterbacks in Aaron Allen and Luke Anthony. Anthony suffered a major injury during last year’s late-season contest against TCU, but is expected to be ready for fall camp.
Kendall is the sixth former four-star quarterback prospect to join Conference USA this offseason, as Middle Tennessee State added Bailey Hockman from NC State, Florida Atlantic landed N’Kosi Perry from Miami, Charlotte added James Foster from Texas A&M, Jace Ruder will join North Texas in the fall from North Carolina and former Nebraska Cornhusker Luke McCaffrey is at Rice.