The Notre Dame football program is set to lose some valuable experience under center. According to a report from Brett McMurphy of Watch Stadium, Fighting Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush is set to transfer from South Bend.
McMurphy reported the news on social media late Tuesday night.
Wimbush has started 15 games over the past two seasons for the No. 3-ranked Fighting Irish.
“Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush, who started 12 games last year & 1st 3 games of this season, is transferring, source told @WatchStadium,” McMurphy wrote on Twitter.
Wimbush’s addition to the transfer market adds another talented signal-caller to the impressive list of transfer options at the position.
USA TODAY added:
Wimbush, the source said Tuesday afternoon, has “some tremendous opportunities lining up.” It won’t necessarily be the showiest program that lands Wimbush, the person said, but the one where his skills would have the best chance to flourish ahead of the 2020 NFL draft.
The dual-threat quarterback will join a crop of quarterback transfers that already includes Justin Fields of Georgia, Ross Bowers of Cal and potentially Jalen Hurts of Alabama. Penn State, where Wimbush initially committed, will lose star Trace McSorley after a standout career.
Wimbush finished the season with 719 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions before being replaced by redshirt sophomore Ian Book. Last season, Wimbush passed for 1,870 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions.