Former Ohio State quarterback Matthew Baldwin, who entered the transfer portal last month, has decided to play at TCU, a source confirmed Tuesday to ESPN.
“I visited this past weekend and I had an awesome time,” Baldwin told 247Sports, which was the first outlet to report his decision.
Baldwin, who was a redshirt freshman at Ohio State, had been competing with Justin Fields, a transfer from Georgia, but all signs pointed to Fields winning the job after spring practice. In the spring game, Baldwin completed 20 of 36 passes for 246 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
“My family and I have prayed and talked a lot about where I belong and what is best for me,” Baldwin wrote on Twitter last month. “In the end, we feel like it’d be better for me to step away from Ohio State. I want everyone to know this isn’t done out of anger or frustration, but I’m not just a football player.”
Fellow Buckeyes QB Tate Martell previously transferred to Miami following the addition of Fields.
Baldwin, whose hometown is Austin, Texas, will apply for immediate eligibility with the Horned Frogs. He’ll get to play four seasons with the Horned Frogs as long as he is granted immediate eligibility.
TCU could have fierce competition at the position, with starting candidates also including redshirt freshman Justin Rogers, Michael Collins, a part-time starter in 2018, and Kansas State grad transfer Alex Delton.