Spencer Rattler is leaving the Oklahoma football program by way of the transfer portal.
In the catastrophic aftermath of Bedlam, former Oklahoma starting quarterback Spencer Rattler has announced he is transferring from the program after three seasons in Norman.
Rattler was a five-star recruit out of Phoenix in the class of 2019. He backed up Jalen Hurts as a true freshman before emerging as the Sooners’ starting quarterback a year ago. Despite winning the Big 12 last season, Rattler eventually lost his starting job to another five-star out of high school in Caleb Williams. Now with his head coach Lincoln Riley leaving for USC, Rattler is out, too.
Here is Rattler’s heartfelt message to Sooner Nation after what was a trying year for him at OU.
Spencer Rattler enters transfer portal: 5 destinations for former Oklahoma QB
What if Spencer Rattler follows Lincoln Riley to USC? It is silly season after all
No, it is not all that likely, but a change of scenery will do Rattler some good, even if he follows the same head coach who benched him to USC. Rattler grew up in Pac-12 country and he would be easily the best quarterback in the conference if he signed up to play for the Trojans. Of course, it is almost certain that Riley and Rattler are going their separate ways. Then again, this is silly season.
The South Carolina Gamecocks could use a quarterback if Shane Beamer stays
Had the quarterback position been a bit more settled in Columbia, the South Carolina Gamecocks would be more than a 6-6 team in Shane Beamer’s first year on the job. While the former Steve Spurrier disciple could potentially go back to Norman to replace Riley, South Carolina is not a bad landing spot for a player of Rattler’s caliber. The SEC is a step up, but South Carolina is on the rise.
While Rattler could make it work at either USC school, these three teams make the most sense.