Payton Thorne, former Michigan State QB, announces SEC transfer destination
Payton Thorne is headed to the SEC.
The former Michigan State QB on Friday announced a commitment to Auburn, as Thorne hopes to solve the Tigers’ sub-par situation at quarterback.
Thorne surprised Michigan State on Sunday by entering the transfer portal after he was a 2-time starter and captain.
The Spartans have fourth-year junior Noah Kim and redshirt freshman Katin Houser competing for the starting job. The Spartans, who finished last season 5-7, also brought in true freshman Sam Leavitt from Oregon.
Thorne passed for 6,494 yards and 55 total touchdowns and 24 interceptions as a Spartan. He started all 12 of Michigan State’s games last season, and passed for 2,679 yards with 19 touchdown passes and 1 rushing touchdown.
Thorne was a former 3-star QB out of Napierville, Illinois from the 2018 class per the 247Sports Composite.
WAR. DAMN. EAGLE. 🦅 Thank You Lord! @AuburnFootball pic.twitter.com/3GqFvWhP75
— Payton Thorne (@payton15thorne) May 5, 2023