Michigan State football lands graduate transfer QB Anthony Russo from Temple
Michigan State football quickly changed course from signing prep prospects Wednesday to diving head-first into the transfer market to find another quarterback.
Temple's Anthony Russo announced via Twitter he will become a Spartan as a graduate transfer. He joins the 2021 class with incoming freshman Hamp Fay, a three-star high school recruit from Texas who coach Mel Tucker said will enroll in January.
Russo, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound native of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was 92 of 135 with nine touchdowns and six interceptions in three games this season for the Owls. That included a 41 for 63 game with 392 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions at Memphis on Oct. 24. Following that performance He missed the rest of the season with a shoulder injury and then being sidelined due to COVID-19 protocol.
While this was Russo’s fifth season at Temple — where he ranked among the program’s top four in passing yards (6,287), completions (536), attempts (899) and touchdowns (44) — he will use the extra year from the NCAA to play a sixth season at MSU. Russo was enrolled in graduate classes at Temple this fall after earning his advertising degree in the spring.