Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens has a busy couple of weeks ahead of him.
On Friday morning, Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports reported that the former Penn State quarterback has visits planned to Miami (Ohio), Illinois and Mississippi State. He decided to enter his name in the NCAA transfer portal following the Nittany Lions’ spring season.
According to 247Sports, Stevens will visit Miami over the weekend and will then take the trip to Illinois for a two-day stay in Champaign. He’ll make the trek to SEC country to visit Mississippi State next Thursday.
Last week, it was reported that Mississippi State is the current favorite to land Stevens, but that there were still other schools in consideration. It appears that Miami and Illinois would be those other programs.
A native of Indianapolis, Stevens will be closer to home should he decide to transfer to Miami or Illinois. The enticing aspect of a transfer to Mississippi State is a reunion with Joe Moorhead, who was Penn State’s offensive coordinator for two seasons while Stevens was a backup to Trace McSorley.
Stevens decided to look at other opportunities because he was not guaranteed to get the starting job at Penn State next fall. He was in a battle with Sean Clifford for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. After spending four seasons with the program as a backup quarterback — and playing in several other offensive roles throughout his career — Stevens wanted the opportunity to be the guy under center.