Texas A&M PWO QB Jagger LaRoe Announces Transfer To Ohio State

By May 20, 2019 (9:07 am)Football

Ohio State appears to have added another quarterback to its reloaded room.

Texas A&M’s Jagger LaRoe took to Twitter on Sunday and announced his Buckeyes transfer.

He gives OSU its sixth signal caller in the position group as head coach Ryan Day replaces 2018 starter Dwayne Haskins and rebuilds depth after transfers by Tate Martell and Matthew Baldwin.

LaRoe joins Ohio State’s retooled quarterbacks unit with sophomore Justin Fields (6-3, 223), Kentucky junior graduate transfer Gunnar Hoak (6-4, 212), fifth-year senior Chris Chugunov (6-0, 208), sophomore Danny Vanatsky (6-1, 205) and La Verne (Calif.) Bonita 2019 commitment JP Andrade (6-3, 205).

Like Vanatsky and Andrade, the sophomore LaRoe is a preferred walk-on, while the other three — Fields, Hoak and Chugunov — are scholarships.

The 6-3, 216-pounder arrives in Columbus after he spent his first year in College Station, Texas, with the Aggies under head coach Jim Fisher.

LaRoe committed Feb. 16, 2018, to TAMU as a preferred walk-on and takes the non-scholarship spot with the Buckeyes as well.

With Kellen Mond (6-2, 217) entrenched as Texas A&M’s signal caller, LaRoe sat back and learned behind the Aggies’ second-year starter and others at the position group as TAMU went 9-4 overall in 2018.

Out of high school, LaRoe chose to stay in the Lone Star State at the Power Five level over Division II offers from Augustana and Texas A&M Commerce.

He also drew Division I interest from Pennsylvania, Houston, Rice, Louisiana Tech, Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Illinois, Northwestern, North Carolina, Liberty, West Virginia, Yale and Princeton during his original recruitment.

Before he settled on Texas A&M’s preferred walk-on offer, LaRoe drew the same opportunity from Oklahoma State, where new Ohio State passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich spent the previous six seasons (2013-18) as the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator.

Under the radar, LaRoe was a first-team all-district selections as a senior in 2017 at Coffeyville (Texas) Heritage after he completed 158 of his 237 passes (66.7 percent) for 2,894 yards and 33 touchdowns to five interceptions.

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