Transfer portal to be accessed by Michigan State quarterback Katin Houser

Michigan State redshirt freshman quarterback Katin Houser told ESPN's Pete Thamel that he plans to use the transfer portal when it opens on Dec. 4.

Houser, who appeared in 11 games and started the final seven for Michigan State this season, will have three years of eligibility remaining.

He took over as the Spartans' starting quarterback against Rutgers on Oct. 14

and finished with 1,132 yards passing, six touchdowns, and five interceptions.

Houser, a 6-foot-215-pound quarterback from St. John Bosco High School in California, was an unranked four-star prospect.

Michigan State's offense struggled considerably on its way to a 4-8 record this season.

Its offense averaged 15.9 points per game (last in the Big Ten), 288.5 total yards per game (13th in the Big Ten), and 200.0 yards per game (tenth in the Big Ten).

Kim and true freshman Sam Leavitt are the two surviving quarterbacks on the roster for newly appointed coach Jonathan Smith.

Smith was hired away from Oregon State on Saturday, where he was 34-35 in six seasons and a combined 25-13 in his previous three seasons in Corvallis.

Smith, a former collegiate quarterback who led the Beavers to a program-best 11-1 record in 2000

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