Central Florida quarterback Bo Schneider is leaving the Knights and will transfer to Pitt, according to PittsburghPostgame.com.
Schneider, a former three-star recruit from Dallas, did not give any reason for his decision, but UCF being crowded at quarterback could be the one. Schneider appeared in eight games last season and completed 51.4 percent of his passes for seven interceptions compared to just two touchdowns. Of those eight games, he started three as the Knights went on to go a pathetic 0-12.
Schneider had potential to compete for the starting quarterback’s job under new head coach Scott Frost, but it looks like he’ll head for greener pastures instead.
UCF has a long way to go in terms of contending in the AAC again, while Pitt is already in a position to contend in the ACC and will need someone waiting in the wings after Nathan Peterman graduates next year.
Thus, given how Schneider will likely need to sit out 2016 due to NCAA bylaws, this move actually makes a great deal of sense.