Scott Frost said that Nebraska is leaning towards taking a quarterback from the transfer portal this offseason, but it would have to be “the right guy.” There might be a strong candidate to fit that category.

Earlier this week, USC quarterback Kedon Slovis entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, looking for opportunities elsewhere. According to Inside USC, the former starter for the Trojans is including Nebraska among 3 potential destinations.

The Huskers are reportedly in the mix with Cal and Arizona as possible landing spots for the quarterback. It would be a significant addition for Nebraska, which lost 4-year starter Adrian Martinez to the transfer portal this offseason, as well.

Slovis had an outstanding freshman campaign after stepping in for injured quarterback JT Daniels. He threw for 3,502 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Trojans to the Holiday Bowl in his first year.

But the success hasn’t been quite as prominent since his freshman year.  This year, the quarterback played in 9 games and totaled 2,152 yards with 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. USC also fired Clay Helton and recently hired Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma.

The coaching change is likely another reason behind Slovis’ decision to explore his options.

Nebraska is coming off a 3-9 season in 2021. The school renegotiated Frost’s contract for the upcoming season and the program is undergoing some staff changes. Bringing Slovis into a new system, run by offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, might provide a spark for the Huskers.

Slovis will have 2 years of eligibility to use at his next stop.