Riley Leonard has entered the transfer portal, he announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The decision by Leonard comes just a couple of days after Duke head coach Mike Elko decided to leave Durham for the Texas A&M job. Leonard shared the news on Instagram along with a heartfelt message to the Duke community.

Here’s his announcement:


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Leonard will immediately become one of the most sought-after quarterbacks in the transfer portal. He entered the 2023 season as one of the highest-rated quarterbacks in all of college football.

However, a pair of injuries to his ankle and toe limited Leonard over the second half of the season. He finished his second year as Duke’s starter with just 1,101 yards and 3 touchdowns in 7 games. He did rush for 352 yards and 4 more scores on the ground.

Despite the down season, there will likely be no shortage of potential suitors for Leonard in the transfer portal. Some of the top programs in the country — including ACC rivals Florida State and Miami — could be looking for a quarterback with starting experience via the portal this offseason.