The Mississippi State Bulldogs need a new quarterback this year as the record-setting Dak Prescott has graduated and moved on to the NFL. It looks like they could be getting a talented junior college quarterback in Wyatt Roberts.
Roberts, for those who don’t know, started most of the 2015 season at East Mississippi Community College, splitting time with now-Auburn quarterback John Franklin III. In the Netflix docu-series “Last Chance U,” Roberts did not get a full ride offer from a big-time program, so he claimed he was quitting football and would attend Mississippi State as a “regular student.”
However, Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee confirmed that Roberts had begun practicing with the Bulldogs on Sunday and he was hoping to walk on and earn a roster spot for the 2016 season.
Can confirm that Last Chance U star and former EMCC QB Wyatt Roberts started practicing with Mississippi State today.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) August 14, 2016
Roberts played two seasons in Scooba, playing behind now-Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly in 2014. He appeared in nine games for the Lions in 2015 and threw for 2,197 yards and 23 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
If he was to make the roster with the Bulldogs, Roberts would have two seasons of eligibility to play with the team. It will certainly be interesting to see if he gets a chance to take the field in 2016.