Former Carlsbad High School quarterback Julian Sayin has made a quick decision, transferring from Alabama to Ohio State within three days of entering the NCAA Transfer Portal. Sayin, a Gatorade California Player of the Year, expressed his enthusiasm for joining Ohio State and looks forward to contributing to the team's success.

Why It Matters

Sayin's transfer to Ohio State, after originally committing to Alabama, highlights the impact of coaching changes on college football recruitment and the competitive environment in securing top quarterback prospects.

By the Numbers
  • Sayin completed 70.6% of his 724 passes at Carlsbad, throwing for 7,970 yards with 86 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
  • In nine games last season, he completed 160 of 212 passes for 2,369 yards, 24 TDs, and only one interception.
State of Play
  • Julian Sayin, previously committed to Alabama, has made a swift transfer to Ohio State within three days of entering the NCAA Transfer Portal.
  • Ohio State introduced former Penn State and Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien as the Buckeyes’ new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
What's Next

Sayin will enroll immediately at Ohio State, participate in spring ball, and be eligible for the 2024 season, joining a talented quarterback roster at the university.

Bottom Line

Julian Sayin's transfer decision underscores the pivotal role of coaching changes and team dynamics in securing top talent, impacting the competitive landscape of college football.