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Fresno State QB transfer Jake Haener likely returning to Washington

Fresno State Quarterback Transfer Jake Hanner Likely to move to Washington and reunite with his former coach Calin Deborah, multiple sources tell 247Sports. DeBoer, who spent the last two seasons with Fresno State, was officially named Husky coach on Monday. Haener entered the transfer window on Tuesday.

Hainer already signed with Washington out of high school and moved to Fresno State in September of 2019. Under DeBoer’s guidance at Fresno State for the past two years, Haener has developed into one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Hainer passed for 3,810 yards and 32 touchdowns for nine interceptions this season while completing 67.5% of his passes. For his career, Haener threw 5,938 yards and 47 touchdowns.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Haener initially signed with the Huskies in the 2017 class, ranking 624th in the overall recruit at 247Sports Composite that course.

If Boehner ends up in Washington as expected, he will join a quarterback room that includes Dylan Morris and Sam Howard, a five-star player in the 2021 class.

The NCAA introduced the transfer portal on October 15, 2018, providing athletes with a path to explore their options. Players do not need to ask permission from their coaching staff in order to move. They only need to request compliance by entering their name. Usually, it takes 24 to 48 hours for a player to appear at their request. Schools are free to contact the player without restrictions once their name appears in the portal.

While a player entering his name into the transfer portal means that he intends to explore his options, this does not necessarily mean that he will leave. The player is free to withdraw his name at any time. However, schools are not obligated to keep the player in the scholarship once they enter the portal.

There were 2,646 FBS players entered the transfer portal during the 2020-2021 transfer cycle, per source. This is up from 1,692 in 2019-20 and 1,717 in 2018-19.

This increase can be attributed at least in part to a new NCAA policy that allows student-athletes to transition once in their careers without having to sit for a year in residence. This means that all players who enter the transfer portal for the first time will be immediately eligible at their new school as long as they meet the NCAA deadline for entry.

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