South Carolina QB Prospect Tanner McEvoy to Transfer, Unhappy with Depth Chart

Matthew ParrisContributor IAugust 7, 2012

According to The Associated Press (h/t ESPN), South Carolina backup QB Tanner McEvoy will transfer. McEvoy was not at today's Gamecocks practice.

McEvoy was an interesting QB prospect. In only one year as a starter at Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, New Jersey), he broke many of his school's passing records. 

In a statement to recruiting analyst and team insider for Chris Clark, McEvoy explained, "I want to play quarterback and the depth chart here is looking like I won't be seeing the field."

This is an interesting development in the story of a head coach like Steve Spurrier, himself a Heisman-winning quarterback at Florida. McEvoy is the seventh QB signed by the Ol' Ball Coach to leave the school before his eligibility was over.

Coach Spurrier said in a statement, via, that "The Gamecock coaching staff and I wish Tanner all the best, as he continues his collegiate career elsewhere."

The Post and Courier reported that "McEvoy was arrested Sunday and charged with speeding and driving after consuming alcohol while younger than 21, a misdemeanor, according to the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Sherriff’s department."

Coach Spurrier told reporters on Monday that he would not suspend the quarterback in response to these charges, preferring to allow newly-crowned athletic director Ray Tanner to make that decision.

To numerous requests for information on his transfer destination, McEvoy insists on remaining mum. Gamecocks insider for The State (SC) newspaper Josh Kendall tweeted the QB's response to these questions: "I'm sorry, I can't comment on that right now."