Jack Kristofek: Mississippi State QB enters transfer portal

Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Jack Kristofek put his name into the transfer portal, and he made the announcement through his Twitter account on Monday night.

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Kristofek never played a snap for Mississippi State and began his college football career at Sam Houston State where he saw action in three games in 2019 as a true freshman and completed 4 of 5 passes for 36 yards. Kristofek transferred to play for the Bulldogs when Mike Leach arrived on campus but is the second Mississippi State QB to enter the portal as Jack Abraham did the same this offseason.

Kristofek was not assigned a star rating by any of the four major recruiting sites, and none of them reported any FBS scholarship offers out of high school.

It’s tough to envision a scenario in which any quarterback takes over the starting spot over Will Rogers over the next few years, so this move makes sense. He started all 13 games in 2021 and completed 73.9% of his passes for 4,739 yards with 36 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Chance Lovertich is the only other QB to throw a pass for the Bulldogs last season.

Mississippi State is bringing in talented quarterback prospects to Leach’s offense including Sawyer Robertson from the Class of 2021, and the Bulldogs signed Braedyn Locke to the 2022 class. Both are rated as high as 4 stars from the four major recruiting sites.

No team threw the ball on a higher percentage of snaps in the country last season than Mississippi State.

This will be Leach’s third season with the program, and Mississippi State is coming off a 7-6 season capped off by a loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Liberty Bowl.

Kristofek attended high school at First Baptist Academy in Dallas, Texas.

Photo courtesy of MSU Athletic Communications

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