According to reports from Warchant.com, Florida State Seminoles redshirt junior quarterback Clint Trickett will transfer from the university. Currently, a destination for the one-time projected 2013 starter is not known.
Coming in to the 2013 spring season projected as the starter due to his previous on-the-field experience, Trickett was said to be slowly losing his grip on the starting signal-caller position. In what many people had predicted happening, Trickett was outplayed during the spring season by Jameis Winston and Jacob Coker.
Since the three-man quarterback duel played out in last Saturday’s spring game, most have had the phenom Jameis Winston projected as the starter, with Coker a close number two. The news of Trickett’s departure is not all that shocking, given the circumstances.
While there is no indication as of yet where Trickett will wind up finishing his college career at, whomever lands the QB will be getting a player with significant playing experience. The junior played a handful of minutes against the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in 2011, filling in for an injured E.J. Manuel. Trickett kept the game closer than many expected. He then went on to have an impressive performance the following week, starting against the upstart Clemson Tigers in a close 35-30 loss.
While it’s not definitively known where the son of current Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett will land, there are a few speculations that make sense. And, with Trickett expected to graduate from FSU in May, he will be eligible to play immediately.
With South Florida having to replace four-year starter BJ Daniels, Clint’s experience running a spread-type system could come in handy for the Bulls’ transition.
West Virginia is also in need of an experienced quarterback to run their spread system with the loss of Geno Smith to the NFL.
No matter where Clint Trickett winds up, one thing is certain. That program is getting, not only an experienced player, but a classy young man as well.