RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary has entered the transfer portal. It’s a decision that should come with no animosity attached.
Leary was a four-year starter for the Pack, playing through injuries at times during his tenure. The New Jersey native gave his all for N.C. State and will leave on good terms with Pack fans. He’s earned it.
“I will forever be thankful for the relationships that I have built here at NC State,” Leary wrote on Twitter. “I want to thank every coach and supporting staff for helping me along my journey to become a better player and man.
“To my teammates, I will always cherish the brotherhood we shared for the rest of my life. Lastly, thank you WPN (Wolfpack Nation) for your incredible support over the years.”
For N.C. State, Leary’s decision is not so devastating given the way true freshman MJ Morris played in relief. The Wolfpack may be headed for a rebuild next season so it makes sense for the team to go with a quarterback they can count on who’ll be around for several years.
Which brings us to Leary. Where will he land? One thing is for sure, he will be in high demand. Who wouldn’t want a veteran quarterback who has passed for nearly 7,000 yards and 62 touchdowns.
Leary will most certainly be linked to some high profile programs. Georgia will need a quarterback next season with the departure of Stetson Bennett. But the Bulldogs recruit at an elite level and have several young quarterback ready to possibly take over.
Notre Dame’s Drew Pyne entered the transfer portal leaving a gaping hole behind center for the Fighting Irish and Missouri could be a landing spot. The Tigers are led by Eli Drinkwitz who helped recruit Leary to N.C. State.