Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello transferring to Mississippi State

Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello drops back to pass against Northwestern during the second quarter at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California, on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Costello, who is in the midst of transferring, visited the University of Washington on Tuesday. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/TNS)
By  | 

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTOK) Mike Leach is not the only person making the jump from the Pac-12 to the SEC.

Stanford QB K.J. Costello announced he will be leaving Stanford and heading to Mississippi for his final year of eligibility. This is the second year in a row MSU has landed a quarterback through the transfer portal after landing Tommy Stevens last season from Penn State.

Costello announced his decision on Twitter saying he is "excited for what's next".

Costello spent four seasons at Stanford, including a redshirt year in 2016. He started seven games as a redshirt freshman before becoming the full-time starter in 2018. He played in only five games in 2019, limited to head and thumb injuries. Through those five games, Costello threw for over 1,000 yards for six touchdowns and three interceptions.

A five-star recruit out of Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Costello holds 19 football records for the school. He broke former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer's record for career passing yards with 8,222.

Costello joins a crowded quarterback room consisting of sophomore Garrett Shrader, redshirt junior Keytaon Thompson, redshirt sophomore Jalen Mayden and True freshman Will Rogers.