Report: Gunnar Gundy re-enters transfer portal

Report: Gunnar Gundy re-enters transfer portal

The son of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had previously announced a commitment to Ohio University after three seasons in Stillwater.

Ben Hutchens

By Ben Hutchens

| Jan 23, 2024, 1:52pm CST

Ben Hutchens

By Ben Hutchens

Jan 23, 2024, 1:52pm CST

STILLWATER — Gunnar Gundy has re-entered the transfer portal, per a report from 247 Sports

Gundy, the son of Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, announced a commitment to Ohio University on Jan. 5 but has since deleted the post on social media. 

Because Gundy is a graduate student, he is allowed to enter the transfer portal at any time. The official fall transfer period closed on Jan. 2 and the spring period opens April 15-30.

Besides Ohio, Gundy posted online about receiving offers from Duquesne University, Indiana State, Abilene Christian and Elon. 

Gundy walked on to OSU and played quarterback sparingly in his three years. He began the 2023 season in a quarterback battle with senior Alan Bowman and freshman Garret Rangel. He played in eight total games, completing 40 of 73 passes for 449 yards. He made a memorable 10-yard touchdown run in OSU’s 31-23 win against Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl and led the struggling Cowboys to two late touchdown drives to beat Central Arkansas 27-13 in the season opener. 

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Kasey Dunn spoke highly of Gundy after he entered the portal. 

“He’s a kid that has come in here and done everything we asked him to do,” Dunn said after the Texas Bowl. “I’m happy for him. I think the portal has some good things going and some bad things going. This is a situation of good things going on. It’s a good opportunity for him to take his skill set down the road. To find a place to sling it around a little bit. I am happy for him on the decision.”

For its part, Oklahoma State has a surplus of quarterbacks. Bowman started the final 11 games of the 2023 season and on Jan. 4 announced he is returning for his seventh year of college football. He completed 60.7% of his passes for a career-high 3,460 yards with 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2023.

Rangel played in eight games between 2022 and 2023 and has four starts. Rangel has completed 76 of 147 passes for 883 yards and six touchdowns and six interceptions. 

True freshman Zane Flores hasn’t played but drew high praise from Gundy in September. Dunn also mentioned incoming freshman Maealiuaki Smith, the top-rated recruit in OSU’s 2024 high school class, saying OSU will be deep at quarterback.

“Zane is talented, so is Garret, so it will be interesting moving forward into spring how the dynamic at quarterback changes, well, not changes, but (sorts) its way out,” Dunn said.

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