Kyle McCord made his next move official Sunday afternoon. The former starter at Ohio State is indeed heading to the ACC to play for Syracuse in the 2024 season.

Shortly after hitting the transfer portal, McCord’s name was linked to Nebraska and a potential move to Matt Rhule’s program. However, he did not commit to the Huskers and took a visit to Syracuse and new head coach Fran Brown.

In the end, McCord was sold on the Orange and committed to the program Sunday afternoon:

As for the move to Syracuse, ESPN’s Pete Thamel pointed to McCord’s familiarity with Brown, QBs coach Nunzio Campanile and Jeff Nixon, the expected OC hiring for Syracuse. McCord has known Brown and Campanile for a decade after growing up in New Jersey, and that experience was key.

“I think the experience on the coaching staff is extremely important,” McCord told ESPN. “It was a big factor in my decision. Just being at a place where I can be surrounded with good players. They’ve done some good things on the portal trail, bringing in some guys from Georgia and other places. All of that, when you combine it, makes it an appealing destination.”

McCord also explained he likes what he has seen from Brown since the former Georgia and Rutgers assistant has taken over at Syracuse:

“What Coach Fran has been able to do in the last few weeks since becoming head coach, it speaks volumes,” McCord said. “I think the pieces are all coming together at the right time.”

We’ll see how it all works out for McCord after an 11-1 record as Ohio State’s starter during the 2023 season. As for the Buckeyes, they’ll move forward with Devin Brown for the bowl game and are also getting 5-star QB Air Noland in the 2024 recruiting class.