By Adam Thompson | | 4 mins
Hudson Card Transfer Portal Odds: TCU Most Likely Spot For Former Texas QB
Hudson Card was a four-star quarterback recruit for the Texas Longhorns in 2020, the No. 2-ranked dual-threat QB in the nation. Card was just fine when he got on the field. He passed for 1,523 yards, 11 TDs, and two INTs. But he got just five starts in three years in Austin, beaten out by Quinn Ewers this preseason.
Now the redshirt sophomore is saying goodbye to the Longhorns. Card announced he’ll enter the transfer portal and play at another college in 2023. Given his pedigree and his play when he did get called, Card is expected to receive massive interest in the portal, perhaps as the No. 1 QB in the pool.
Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has revealed his college football odds as to where Card calls home next fall.
Hudson Card 2023 College Odds
Hudson Card's Next Move
Card was a star at Lake Travis High School in Austin, and the local boy chose his hometown Longhorns to continue his play. But he couldn’t top the QB depth chart for long. He lost out to Ewers, a freshman, and heralded five-star recruit Arch Manning is coming to town, likely ending Card’s chances of beating out both players for playing time.
But a lot of contending schools could use a QB that has done well when given an opportunity. He went 14-of-22 passing for 158 yards in relief against Alabama, nearly pulling off the upset. He also passed for 303 yards and three TDs in a 38-20 rout of West Virginia.
Potential Landing Spots For Hudson Card
TCU will be in the College Football Playoff. It will also likely be saying goodbye to electric QB Max Duggan, the senior who should enter the NFL Draft. TCU’s offense would be a blast for any QB, and Card may prefer to remain close to home.
Sophomore Drew Pyne led Notre Dame to an 8-4 record, but he intends to transfer and his stats weren’t otherworldly as the Irish look to upgrade at the position. The big-armed Card has already been rumored to be a target for the Irish, who don’t have a marquee QB coming in from the Class of 2023.
Wisconsin just hired Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who produced a high-powered offense and a College Football Playoff berth for the Bearcats. Badgers starter Graham Mertz just announced his own portal plans, leaving the QB1 spot up for grabs. Card could step right in and lead the perennial Big Ten contender on Day One.
Kentucky must replace expected top-10 NFL draft pick Will Levis. Right now it’s freshman Kaiya Sheron, who passed for two TDs but also an INT in a 24-14 loss to South Carolina. UK has been run-first and successful at it, though if Mark Stoops had a big-armed QB, would he open things up? The Wildcats do have two four-star WRs coming in the next class and just fired their offensive coordinator. If Card wants an SEC starting gig, this might be it.
UTSA may sound like an interesting destination among these other bigger schools, but the Roadrunners just went 10-2 with an offense that threw for around 4,000 yards. The team’s co-offensive coordinator was Card’s OC in high school. The Roadrunners should come calling for a reunion.
Coastal Carolina has gone 31-6 in the last few seasons as one of the premier non-Power 5 programs. They also just hired Tim Beck to be the new head coach. Beck was the offensive coordinator at Texas who helped bring Card to Austin. Coastal QB Grayson McCall should keep his starting gig in 2023, but he’ll be a senior, leaving an open slot for 2024 and beyond.
Oklahoma State recruited Card out of high school and will need to find a new QB1 with four-year standout Spencer Sanders done. Head coach Mike Gundy’s son, Gunnar Gundy, was a freshman QB this season. Would Dad replace his own son with a transfer portal addition?