Cameron Ward transfers to Miami: Ex-Washington State QB rescinds name from NFL Draft to play for Hurricanes
Ward has passed for 13,874 yards and 119 touchdowns in his career
Former Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward will transfer to Miami, he announced on social media Saturday. Ward had already declared for the 2024 NFL Draft, but will now return to collegiate football to finish his career with the Hurricanes.

“Ever since I declared, I haven’t gotten a lot of sleep,” Ward told 247Sports. “It’s always been at the back of mind, sneaking up there. I feel like it’s a win-win situation. I can go (to Miami) behind a great head coach, fantastic offensive coordinator in a terrific offense, I feel like I can raise my stock even more. There were a lot of things coming into the picture. But I enjoy playing college football, and I feel like there’s just more left on the table for me.”

Ward began his career at Incarnate Ward under offensive-minded head coach Eric Morris and didn’t take long to make a major impact, pushing out an incumbent starter and winning the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision after averaging 376.7 yards passing per game during the Spring 2021 season. He returned as a starter in Fall 2021 and was named an FCS All-American.

When Morris left UIW to pursue the offensive coordinator job at Washington State, Ward followed. He continued to excel there, passing for nearly 7,000 yards and 48 touchdowns in two seasons. He became as one of the most elusive and imaginative passes in the sport.

Ward passed for 13,874 yards and 119 touchdowns throughout his two stops and entered the transfer portal with one year of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer. Ward declared for the 2024 NFL Draft, spurning initial interest from the likes of Florida State and Miami, on Jan. 1 before rescinding his name with a stunning declaration Saturday.

Miami moves in silence
Prior to Ward’s course reversal, it looked as if the Hurricanes may strike out on all of their top quarterback possibilities in the transfer portal. The staff cast a fairly broad net at that position after incumbent starter Tyler Van Dyke took his talents to Wisconsin. Ward, who visited Miami, was the first domino to fall away from Coral Gables when he initially declared for the NFL Draft.

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