Ben Bryant, who was the starting QB at Cincinnati last season, has decided on his new program after he entered the transfer portal about 2 weeks ago.

Bryant announced on social media that he’s committed to Northwestern.

Bryant was in a competition with Emory Jones Jr., the former Florida and Arizona State QB, a fellow 6th-year quarterback. It’ll be a homecoming of sorts for Bryant, who is from La Grange, Illinois (Lyons Township).

Bryant redshirted in 2018, backed up Desmond Ridder in 2019 and appeared in 7 games to finish the season. In 2020, he appeared in 8 games before he transferred to Eastern Michigan in 2021. That season he passed for more than 3,000 yards with 14 touchdowns in 13 games.

Last season, Bryant won the job and started 11 games and passed for 2,732 yards and 21 touchdowns with 7 interceptions. His passer rating was 61.2 for No. 10 on the UC all-time list.

His best game last season was a season-high 354 yards and a career-high 4 TDs against Indiana.