Mike DiLiello: Middle Tennessee QB enters transfer portal

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders quarterback Mike DiLiello put his name into the transfer portal, according to 247Sports on Tuesday.

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DiLiello spent the last two seasons with Middle Tennessee as a transfer from Florida Tech where he played two years. He played in 12 games in 2021 and made an impact in the rushing attack, rushing for 264 yards on 49 attempts with 6 touchdowns. DiLiello completed 29 of 49 (59.2%) passes for 267 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.

DiLiello did not have a rating on any of the major recruiting sites out of high school, and none of them reported any scholarship offers.

Middle Tennessee has a crowded quarterback room with a decent amount of college football experience from last season. Chase Cunningham took over a starting role early in the 2021 season and played eight games with five starts. He played extremely well with 16 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, but a season-ending knee injury led to Vattiato filling in to start the final five games of the year. Cunningham and Vattiato will both be back.

The Blue Raiders signed Kyle Lowe to their 2022 recruiting class, and he is rated as a 4-star prospect on ESPN.

In addition to DiLiello, Middle Tennessee lost QB Alec Ogden to the transfer portal last October. He has yet to land a a new school.

The Blue Raiders are coming off a 7-6 record last season, capped off by a Bahamas Bowl victory as they head into their 17th season with head coach Rick Stockstill in charge. Middle Tennessee State has a new offensive coordinator with Mitch Stewart, and Brent Stockstill was promoted to quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator.

Mike DiLiello attended Cooper City High School in Cooper City, Florida.

Photo courtesy of MT Athletic Communications

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