Former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback and redshirt freshman Jacob Park has narrowed his list of schools down and will transfer to either Texas Christian or Texas. Radi Nabulsi of UGASports.com reported the development on Twitter.
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) July 13, 2015
A former four-star recruit out of Stratford High School in Goose Creek, South Carolina, near Charleston, Park has a lean build at 6-foot-4, 206 pounds and is seen as a dual threat quarterback. Wherever he transfers, he will have to sit out a year per NCAA rules.
Texas could wind up being a solid destination for him, as Tyrone Swoopes is entering his junior season and a successor will soon need to be groomed. However, the school is also in rebuild mode under the defense-minded Charlie Strong and for a dual threat quarterback like Park, the system could be a tough fit.
But such is not the case with TCU, who already has a dual threat QB and Heisman candidate in senior Trevone Boykin. Once he’s gone, head coach Gary Patterson could find himself in need of a new man under center. Granted, the Horned Frogs already have a number of quarterbacks other than Boykin on the roster, but Park has talent and is a hard worker. If he does choose to transfer to TCU, he’ll be given every opportunity to compete for the starting job once he is eligible to do so.
Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
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