Who's Left: QBs Still Looking To Transfer
By Mike Crocker
There have been headlines this offseason regarding quarterbacks looking to jump ship in search of a new program that will give them exactly what they want: A chance to compete for a starting job. Kendal Thompson (Oklahoma to Utah), Michael Brewer (Texas Tech to Virginia Tech) and Jacob Coker (Florida State to Alabama) have all found homes that in their eyes will give them such an opportunity. But not everybody has found a home yet, so we'll look at three particular quarterbacks who are still trying to narrow down a short list of schools where they will take their talents in the fall.
Max Wittek (USC Trojans) is probably the biggest transfer QB still "on the market." He's got long-term appeal with two years of eligibility left and for some schools that’s a big plus. Thus far in his career Wittek has thrown for 600 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions in two years at USC, but his ideal 6-foot-4, 235-pound frame makes him a sought-after commodity.
Next up is Pete Thomas (North Carolina State), who is transferring for the second time in his college career. He previously attended Colorado State University and then transferred to North Carolina State where he has played up until now. With Thomas looking over his shoulder at fellow quarterback Jacoby Brissett, whom the coaching staff is leaning toward, Thomas knew it was time to go elsewhere. He's got one year of NCAA eligibility left, and while there haven’t been any reports on where he'll wind up, the last North Carolina State quarterback to leave with one year remaining was a guy by the name of Russell Wilson.
Finally there is Cameron Coffman of the Indiana Hoosiers, who has only a year of NCAA eligibility left. His 2012 campaign of 2,734 yards and 15 touchdowns was short-lived after he only appeared in three games last season behind junior-to-be Nate Sudfeld. Like Thomas, the 6-foot-2 Coffman hasn’t made up his mind yet on where he'll transfer, but felt confident in waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.
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