Cal Football gets Penn/Western Carolina QB Ryan Glover as grad transfer

Wharton -> Haas

Ryan Glover, the former QB at Penn and Western Carolina, announced Friday on social media that he will grad transfer to Cal for his final year of eligibility.

The dual-threat product out of Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia will compete for the Bears’ backup QB role in fall camp, barring any surprise challenge to Chase Garbers. While sophomore Zach Johnson appeared to beat out walk-on senior Robby Rowell for the role in spring, Johnson has never appeared at the collegiate level. True freshman Kai Millner will also enter the mix in the fall but is not expected to play this year. Therefore, Glover’s addition provides additional experienced security for the QB position this year.

Glover has played a solid amount of games nearly every year while at the collegiate level. At Penn his sophomore year in 2018, Glover kept a steady hand as he led the Quakers to a 6-4 record, going 122-205 for 1,482 yards, seven passing touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also ran for 300 yards and two touchdowns that year. In 2019, Glover split time with a senior as a gadget player. Famously for Penn, he entered the homecoming game against Cornell after an injury and immediately led two touchdown drives to give Penn the lead and a 21-20 victory. In 2021, after the Ivy League cancelled fall sports, Glover transferred to Western Carolina and started at QB in all six games for the Catamounts. His statline for 2021 ended at 86-147 for 832 yards, three passing touchdowns, and four interceptions. He also rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

Glover was at The Wharton School while at Penn and will continue his education at Cal at the Haas School of Business.

Glover also has in-roads with some famous faces:

Glover’s mother is Tameka Foster, the Oakland-based celebrity fashion stylist who’s worked with Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, and Patti LaBelle. His mother previously had a relationship with Usher and married the singer from 2007-2009.

Glover’s commitment should not have any negative impact on Justyn Martin or any future QB recruiting as this is Glover’s final year playing college football.

Cal fans, what do you think about Glover’s role on the team this year?

Welcome to Berkeley, Ryan! GO BEARS!