New starter on the way? Michigan State lands major QB transfer from G5 power
Michigan State has landed a big quarterback transfer today from Temple.
Anthony Russo announced his decision to transfer to the school earlier this afternoon via his Twitter page:
— Anthony Russo (@Anthony_Russo15) December 16, 2020
Russo has spent the last three years at Temple and has put up some good numbers. In his first season in 2018, he had over 2,500 yards passing with 14 touchdowns to 14 interceptions. He also had a 57.4% completion percentage that season.
In his junior season (2019), his numbers improved as he had 2,861 yards passing with 21 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. His 58.7% completion percentage was also better that year than the previous one.
Finally, for this past season, he played in just three games but had 863 yards passing with nine touchdowns to six interceptions.
Russo joins a quarterback room that already has Rocky Lombardi and Payton Thorne in there, both of which started games for the Spartans this season. We’ll have to see if he’s able to win the job going into next season.
This was another big commitment for the Spartans today after they were able to flip a four-star linebacker who was previously committed to USC.