Former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham announced his plans to transfer to Auburn University.
Stidham made the announcement on Twitter Saturday evening.
These last 6 months have been crazy and the craziness is finally over. Time to start my next chapter at Auburn University! WAR EAGLE! 🐅 pic.twitter.com/BckaHMO6D3
— Jarrett Stidham (@Jarrett_Stidham) December 10, 2016
Stidham sat out this season after transferring from Baylor in July following the firing of former Baylor head coach Art Briles. The quarterback will be eligible to play for the Tigers in 2017.
Stidham played as a true freshman in 2015 when Seth Russell went down to injury. He started three games and on the season threw for 1,265 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has been taking online courses through McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, but did not play football, so he still has three seasons of eligibility left.
Stidham becomes the highest quarterback recruit to ever attend Baylor. According to 247 Sports, Stidham was a 5-star recruit and the No. 1 dual-threat passer in the country.
The newcomer is expected to compete with Sean White for the starting job. Since Nick Marshall left after the 2014 season, Auburn has been struggling at QB. Jeremy Johnson was supposed to be the break out star in the SEC last season, but that never panned out. White took over, and had a decent 2016. He threw 9 touchdowns to 3 interceptions and never threw for more than 247 yards in a game.
Stidham reportedly chose Auburn over Texas A&M and Florida.
While I would’ve liked to have seen him stay at Baylor, it’s hard to knock his decision based on the circus that took place over the summer. Hopefully Stidham has a successful tenure with the Tigers and becomes one of the few quarterbacks in the SEC who is actually halfway decent.
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