Southern Miss QB Jack Abraham transfers to Mike Leach, Mississippi State

Tyler Horka
Mississippi Clarion Ledger

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State went to the transfer portal for another quarterback. This one doesn't have far to move. 

Former Southern Miss quarterback Jack Abraham announced via Twitter Friday night he will suit up for Mike Leach at Mississippi State next season. 

"Ready to get to work! #HailState" Abram said in his tweet. 

Abraham, an Oxford High School product, played in five games this season as he battled a hamstring injury. He completed 97-of-49 passes (65.1%) for 1,224 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. 

As a junior in 2019, Abraham completed 275-of-405 passes (67.9%) with 19 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Abraham has 7,067 yards with 41 touchdowns and 29 interceptions in his career. 

Sep 29, 2018; Auburn, AL, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles quarterback Jack Abraham (15) throws a pass against the Auburn Tigers during the first quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Abraham will join a Mississippi State quarterback room that is currently led by true freshman Will Rogers. Mississippi State just signed two quarterbacks from Texas in its 2021 recruiting class. Four-star Sawyer Robertson of Lubbock was MSU's highest-rated signee, while three-star Daniel Greek of Argyle was not far behind. 

Leach has not confirmed whether current graduate senior K.J. Costello will make use of the extra year of eligibility the NCAA is granting all players because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even if Costello does not return, Leach will have four scholarship quarterbacks to work with in Rogers, Abraham, Robertson and Greek. MSU also added a walk-on from Sam Houston State in Jack Kristofek this month. Walk-on transfer Justin Stolberg from Butler Community College is also currently on the roster. '

Even if Abraham does not win the starting job in 2021, he adds an element of experience to a Mississippi State quarterback room that would lack it without Costello. Abraham started all 13 games for Southern Miss last year and appeared in 27 games total at USM.

Abraham also spent one season as a redshirt at Louisiana Tech in 2016 and one year as Northwest Mississippi Community College's starter in 2017. 

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