USC football coach Shane Beamer hit it big Monday night in the NCAA Transfer Portal. He landed commitments from two of the biggest fish in that pond, teammates from Oklahoma in QB Spencer Rattler (6-1 200) and TE Austin Stogner (6-6 251). These are two transfers who could have gone anywhere in the country looking to fill quarterback and tight end needs, and Beamer, who knew them both while at Oklahoma, convinced them to play at least next season in his program.
Rattler is from Phoenix and spent three seasons in Norman. He arrived after the departure of Kyler Murray and was redshirted behind Jalen Hurts after playing in three games in 2019. He was the starter in 2020 and lost his job to freshman Caleb Williams in 2021. He had a big 2020 season. He was a Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist and a Freshman All-American. He passed for 3112 yards, 29 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He also rushed for 160 yards and 6 touchdowns. This season he threw for 1483 yards, 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Stogner, a native of Plano, TX also spent three seasons at Oklahoma, and he made an impact from the moment he stepped on campus playing in all 14 games as a freshman. . In his career with the Sooners, he had 47 catches for 654 yards and 8 touchdowns.
The two will enroll in January and go thru spring ball. They will count against the 2022 signing class which now numbers 23.