Less than a week after true freshman Sam Howell was promoted to first-team quarterback at North Carolina, redshirt freshman quarterback Cade Fortin has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Heading into the 2019 season, UNC has two scholarship quarterbacks — Howell and Jace Ruder, another redshirt freshman.
A pro-style quarterback, Fortin was a 3-star prospect out of Georgia in the 2018 class.
Significant #UNC football news with Cade Fortin expected to enter the NCAA transfer portal.
Leaves Carolina with only two scholarship quarterbacks. Story: https://t.co/ajlZT2TBhM
— Ross Martin (@RossMartin_IC) August 22, 2019
During the 2018 season, the 6-foot-3 Fortin appeared in three games and completed 32-of-64 passes for 388 yards. Ruder, on the other hand, attempted just five passes all season. Both Fortin and Ruder dealt with injuries during camp, too.
North Carolina opens up the 2019 season in Charlotte on Aug. 31 against South Carolina.