For the past two seasons, Quinshon Judkins has been one of the best running backs in the SEC and has led Ole Miss to consecutive bowl bids. But this month, the 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back announced he intends to transfer for the 2024 season.
As part of our Mississippi sports betting coverage, we assembled odds for where Judkins might play next. You won’t find these at sportsbooks; they are exclusive to BetMississippi.com. Here is our list:
Quinshon Judkins Odds For Next School
Major Programs In Play For Judkins
Our odds have Mississippi’s SEC rival, Alabama, as the slight favorite to land Judkins. His performance as a freshman would have been enough to impress Alabama coaches. Judkins, then a freshman, ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in 2022 as the Crimson Tide hung on for a narrow 30-24 road victory. This season, neither Judkins nor Ole Miss fared as well when the teams met in Tuscaloosa. The running back was held to 56 yards on 13 carries as Bama won 24-10. We give coach Nick Saban a 25% chance (or +300 odds, if they were available) to get Judkins, who was born in Pike Road, Alabama (about 120 miles from Tuscaloosa) and went to Pike Road High School.
The second team on our odds board is Ohio State, a program that emerges as a candidate after reports over the weekend that Judkins visited Columbus. Coach Ryan Day and his staff have good reason to be interested in the talented Ole Miss running back — the Buckeyes have lost Chip Trayanum to the transfer portal (he landed at Kentucky), Miyan Williams declared for the NFL Draft and leading rusher TreVeyon Henderson, though productive when healthy, has been banged up the past two seasons. We rate OSU at +400 odds, giving the Buckeyes a 20% chance.
Other big-name programs on our list include Florida State, LSU, Auburn and Michigan. FSU has +600 odds, or a 14.3% chance, in our exclusive odds. LSU and Auburn are at 10%, followed by Michigan at 7.7%, with a 12.5% chance of any other school getting Judkins to head up their backfield in the 2024 season.
Mississippi has been on the rise — had there been a 12-team playoff in 2023, as there will be next season, coach Lane Kiffin’s team would have made the College Football Playoff field at No. 11 — but adding Judkins might make any of the programs we have on our list more likely to reach the Playoff.
Stay tuned to BetMississippi.com to see where Judkins goes, and keep track of efforts to make Mississippi online sports betting apps legal.