QB Clayton Nicholas Reportedly Will Transfer from Texas Tech to BGSU

Sebastian Lena@SP7988Analyst IJanuary 24, 2014

USA Today

We finally know where former Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Clayton Nicholas will be playing his football next.

Thursday evening, it was announced that the redshirt freshman has completed a transfer to become a part of the Bowling Green football program, per CBS Sports College Football’s official Twitter page (h/t The Toledo Blade): 

As noted in the tweet, Nicholas becomes the third Texas Tech quarterback to transfer away from the program this offseason. Both freshman Baker Mayfield and sophomore Michael Brewer left the school earlier this month.

A former 3-star prospect in the Class of 2012, Nicholas didn’t take a single snap in two seasons at Lubbock. Instead, after redshirting his freshman year, he sunk to fourth-string at quarterback during head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s first year with the Red Raiders in 2013.

Nicholas originally stated his intentions to leave back on Jan. 1, via his Twitter page:

It just so happens that the Abilene, Texas, native may be a perfect fit with the Falcons.

Back in December, the team hired Dino Babers as its next head coach. An Art Briles protégé, Babers used a Baylor-style offensive attack to lead FCS school Eastern Illinois to a 19-6 record in two seasons while turning quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo into a star.

If all goes well, Nicholas could be the next quarterback whose career Babers revitalizes. However, he will have to sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA rules.

Nicholas will have two seasons of eligibility remaining starting in 2015.


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