Tyler Van Dyke Transfer Portal Destination: Five Landing Spots for Former Miami QB

    Tyler Van Dyke is one of a few quarterbacks who could be coveted in the transfer portal, and these five destinations make sense for him to play next fall.

    The Miami Hurricanes will look quite a bit different in 2024 now that QB Tyler Van Dyke has reportedly entered the transfer portal. While we wait official designation of his portal entrance, it doesn’t hurt to take a stab at some schools that could be interested in his services.

    The five schools that may be open for Tyler Van Dyke’s Landing Spots, however, may surprise you.

    Tyler Van Dyke Landing Spots: Five Transfer Destinations

    Van Dyke wowed us during the 2021 season. He threw 25 touchdowns against six interceptions and gave the Hurricanes a much-needed boost on offense.

    Four games into the 2023 season, it appeared as if he was back on track, throwing 11 touchdowns against a single pick and leading the ‘Canes to a 4-0 record. However, things went sour after that.

    A close loss to Georgia Tech (sure, it wasn’t his fault they lost) and three straight games of multiple interceptions led to his benching. Then a loss to rival Florida State before a mediocre performance against Louisville knocked the ‘Canes out of bowl contention.

    Still, plenty of schools should be interested in Van Dyke’s services next fall. Here’s who.

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Not afraid to take in a one-year bridge quarterback, we know Notre Dame will be in the market for a new quarterback this offseason. With Sam Hartman exhausting all eligibility and this program ready to win now, Van Dyke would be a welcome addition to the backfield.

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    A bit more of a gunslinger than the Fighting Irish would like, Van Dyke would have to calm down his decisions and ultimately learn a new playbook, but he has the veteran leadership and skill set to accomplish that with a whole offseason in front of him.

    ND has proven they understand the roadmap to instituting a new, veteran starter at quarterback, having eased Hartman in this year brilliantly, and could make this work perfectly.

    Syracuse Orange

    This one may seem like a bit of a long shot and Van Dyke would absolutely need to be a bit patient here. Syracuse doesn’t have a head coach and it’s likely once they do, the roster will undergo a complete turnaround. Would Van Dyke even field the calls of the new-look Orange coaching staff is likely the biggest question.

    Van Dyke knows the Orange’s opponents, knows the rigors of an ACC schedule, and could elevate the talent around him while serving as a leader in a room that is likely full of newcomers at Syracuse.

    UConn Huskies

    Home. Take me home, Tyler. Don’t scoff at this being a far-fetched idea. Glastonbury is home and it’s about 20 minutes away from Storrs. Never underestimate the idea of a college athlete returning home to play in front of family and friends.

    UConn is building something special and is far from a complete roster. Ta’Quan Roberson transferred in from Penn State once upon a time, so they know how to lure Power Five kids away. With a solid, gunslinging quarterback, there’s no telling what Jim Mora Jr. could churn out in 2024.

    NC State Wolfpack

    Another similar idea to Notre Dame above, the NC State Wolfpack will be looking for another quarterback after Brennan Armstrong is out and MJ Morris in the portal himself.

    They’ve pulled from the rich waters of ACC QBs before, just last offseason even, grabbing Armstrong from Virginia. Van Dyke didn’t put his finest performance together against NC State this season, but the tape is certainly enough in his favor from this season and the past two years for Dave Dorean and Co. to overlook a raucous crowd-inducing disaster of a performance in Week 10.

    Rutgers Scarlet Knights

    The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are going bowling. Yet, they’ve won their requisite games with a quarterback who has thrown for under 50% completion percentage this year. Gavin Wimsatt has done an admirable job with his limitations as a thrower, but Rutgers should absolutely be in the market for an upgrade.

    New Jersey isn’t too far away from home for Van Dyke and a return to the Northeast could do him so good. Greg Schiano would have to pull him from the rest of these schools and do a wonderful job of convincing him to play in the new-look Big Ten this fall, but it’s possible.

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