Former Virginia Cavaliers quarterback and graduate transfer Greyson Lambert will visit Georgia over the weekend and Florida on Monday. Ryan Bartow of 247 Sports reported Lambert’s activity, and Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman later tweeted a link to Bartow’s report.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 29, 2015
In two seasons with Virginia, Lambert threw for 1,972 yards and 11 touchdowns for a Cavaliers team that has struggled mightily as of late, making just one bowl game and going just 23-38 (11-29 ACC) in five seasons under head coach Mike London. Now, it appears that Lambert wants to head to the more competitive SEC, where he’d arguably have more talent around him and have a chance to put up better stats. As a graduate transfer, he’ll be immediately eligible to play.
However, Florida and Georgia are two interesting potential destinations. Florida already has rising sophomore Treon Harris under center, and new head coach Jim McElwain has given zero indication that his starting status is in jeopardy.
Georgia, on the other hand, just lost Hutson Mason to the NFL and could use a more experienced arm in the 6’5″, 220 pound Lambert for a year as rising junior Brice Ramsey looks to develop further. Nothing against Ramsey’s talent, but Lambert would be incredibly hard to bench if he does indeed choose to spend his last year of eligibility in Athens.
Nothing is official yet, as Lambert has not mentioned a preference for any program in particular, but Campus Sports will update his decision as more information becomes available.
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