Jordan McCloud, who's helped James Madison be one of the top stories during the 2023 college football season, will be transferring. Photo Credit: Hannah Pajewski-USA TODAY Sports Sept 9, 2023; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; James Madison Dukes quarterback Jordan McCloud (2) looks for a pass to an open player during the second half of the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Hannah Pajewski-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Jordan McCloud, who’s helped James Madison be one of the top stories during the 2023 college football season, will be transferring.

McCloud, who not only led the Dukes to an 11-1 season in 2023 but was also the Sun Belt Conference’s Player of the Year, announced his decision on Twitter/X on Friday night.

“I plan on entering the transfer portal for my last year of eligibility. Thank you for embracing me as part of the JMU family. Your support has meant the world to me and I hope to make you proud as I embark on this new chapter.”

McCloud is the latest departure from James Madison. Coach Curt Cignetti was recently hired to become the head coach at Indiana. McCloud’s decision to transfer led to a lot of speculation that he may be following Cignetti to Bloomington.

McCloud has been a well-traveled quarterback in his college career. He initially went to South Florida, redshirting his true freshman season in 2018. After playing for the Bulls in 2019 and the COVID season of 2020, he transferred to Arizona. After playing sparingly for the Wildcats in 2021, he announced during the 2022 season that he was no longer with Arizona’s team. In November of 2022, McCloud announced that he was transferring to James Madison.

His one season with the Dukes was highly productive. McCloud completed 68.9% of his passes for 3,413 yards with 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also picked up 311 yards and scored eight touchdowns on the ground.

[Jordan McCloud on Twitter/X]

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