After just one season with Michigan State football, Sam Leavitt has found a new home.
The former highly-touted gunslinger committed to the Spartans prior to the 2023 season after being committed to Washington State prior. The Spartans came in late and convinced him to flip his commitment and he did just that, thinking that he was joining a program with a staff that would be in place for a while.
That clearly didn’t happen.
So no one truly blamed him for leaving after his first year, especially since the new head coach was someone he had hard feelings with. Jonathan Smith didn’t recruit the Oregon-native which rubbed him the wrong way and he decided to hit the portal.
On Monday, he found a new home in the desert.
Leavitt is headed to play for Kenny Dillingham and Arizona State but he may be backing up former blue-chipper Jaden Rashada who was a freshman this season. There’s a chance that Rashada could transfer, too, as rumors have been swirling in Tempe.
If that does happen, Leavitt could very well be QB1 next season.
Michigan State football is still looking for QB1
With Leavitt finding a new home and both Noah Kim and Katin Houser still in the portal, Michigan State is still looking for its starting quarterback next year.
Aidan Chiles is obviously the easy choice but he hasn’t committed (yet).
The Spartans did host a four-star 2024 quarterback this past weekend along with Chiles and they’ll be hosting a three-star in 2024 next weekend.
We’re closer to finding out who QB1 will be next year.