Houston Cougars quarterback John O'Korn is now considering five schools to transfer to, opening his possibilities to include Syracuse, Wisconsin and Miami, according to a Syracuse Post-Standard report.
O'Korn has spoken with Syracuse offensive coordinator Tim Lester about joining the team, the report said. Lester made a late push to sign O'Korn out of high school in early 2013 in the run up to national signing day even after O'Korn had already verbally committed to Houston, the report said.
The former Fort Lauderdale, Fla., high school prospect, who is also considering transferring to Florida and Texas, will not be eligible to play in the 2015 season if he transfers due to NCAA eligibility rules.
O'Korn passed for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns over 13 games during his 2013 freshman season. He led a Top 25 Cougars passing offense to an 8-5 record and BBVA Compass Bowl appearance while winning the AAC Rookie of the Year Award.
The quarterback only played five full games in 2014 before being benched in favor of Greg Ward Jr. during a Week 6 loss to Central Florida in which O'Korn amassed only 98 yards.
- Will Green