Texas Tech quarterback Vincent Testaverde, son of former Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde, has decided to transfer from the Red Raider program. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has struggled keeping quarterbacks in Lubbock, and Testaverde is just one of the many losses the school has recently endured. Testaverde, a former three-star recruit, played in only one game as a Red Raider, but could have made a more significant impact down the line.
The true freshman is reportedly hoping to select a school closer to home in Tampa, Florida, and because he is a walk-on, non-scholarship player, Testaverde could play immediately next season at almost any FBS program. You may wonder why I say “almost any FBS program,” but that’s due in part to an NCAA regulation that forces Testaverde to ask permission from Texas Tech before he is able to contact any potential suitors. In doing so, the Red Raiders can block discussions with other teams, including Big 12 schools, which could limit Testaverde’s options.
Testaverde’s combination of extreme talent and a strong lineage could peak the interest of several schools across the country. If Testaverde, however, does want to return close to home, the likely candidates would include UCF and USF. Both programs could be ideal fits for the true freshman and allow him to excel on the field. More information will develop as the collegiate seasons draws to a close. When Testaverde is granted the ability to talk with other schools, remember to tune into to CampusSports.net for all your breaking news.
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