Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett lost the starting quarterback battle with former five-star recruit Jameis Winston. He has been granted his release by Florida State and will enter college football’s form of free agency.
“After a long meeting with Clint, he expressed he’d like to explore another playing opportunity, and I’ve signed off on his wish,” Fisher said. “Clint has not only been a great player for our program, but a great young man and ambassador for Florida State who will graduate in a few weeks. He’s been a part of this program for a long time and we wish nothing but the best for him in his future endeavors.”
Trickett could be an attractive prospect for multiple teams. He has shown competitive flashes (three TDs against Clemson in 2011). He graduates in May so he can play in 2013. He also has two years of eligibility left. Both Tomahawk Nation and Warchant have sources claiming he is considering West Virginia and South Florida. Both have vacancies at quarterback, albeit in dissimilar offenses.
Going past that on pure conjecture…we could make the obvious Bret Bielema joke. Michigan is looking for a quarterback, but to sit on the bench. “West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett” sounds too perfect to not happen.