Former University of Houston Quarterback John O'Korn announced via Twitter earlier today that he would be transferring to Michigan. O'Korn, who Syracuse was targeting as a possible transfer option, announced his intent to transfer from Houston in early January.
John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) February 5, 2015
John O'Korn was offered by Syracuse while he attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida by now-offensive coordinator Time Lester before he signed to Houston. He became the starting quarterback early in his freshman season after David Piland announced he would end his career due to concussions. He ended up turning in a stellar freshman season in which he was named American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year while accumulating 3.117 passing yards along with 28 passing TDs.
However, he struggled to maintain the same success during his sophomore campaign and was replaced by converted wide receiver Greg Ward Jr midway through the season. As it became clear that Houston was going to stick with Ward, O'Korn decided to transfer. He will have to sit out the 2015 season as NCAA transfer rules mandate and have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
This leaves Syracuse with four quarterbacks on their roster heading into spring ball in fifth-year senior Terrel Hunt, redshirt sophomore Austin Wilson, sophomore AJ Long and preffered walk-on Zack Mahoney, who transferred in from JUCO in January. Eric Dungey, who signed his letter of intent on Wednesday, will also join the team for 2015.