Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com wrote a very intriguing article entitled ‘From Alabama to Fresno State, QB Transfer market is booming‘.
Here is an exert:
College’s version of free agency has affected several power-conference schools in the last few months: Alabama, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, TCU, Boston College..
Quarterback transfers are nothing new: Last year’s group of standouts included LSU’s Zach Mettenberger (from Georgia), Pitt’s Tom Savage (from Arizona), SMU’s Garrett Gilbert (from Texas) and Vanderbilt’s Austyn Carta-Samuels (from Wyoming).
But more than ever quarterbacks are prepared to accelerate their undergraduate degrees in order to play right away. Only undergrads must sit out a season per NCAA rules.
So this is College Football’s version of NFL Free Agency. As long as the lure to play in the NFL exists, more of these College players will take advantage of graduating early to become the next Tom Savage or Zach Mettenberger. More opportunities to start could equal more exposure and that could mean more money playing at the next level.