Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush intends to transfer after this season, according to multiple reports.
Wimbush began the 2018 season as the Fighting Irish's starter, leading the team to a 3-0 start, but he was replaced by Ian Book ahead of the Wake Forest game. Wimbush passed for 719 yards and four touchdowns with six interceptions this season, and he got the start in Notre Dame's senior night demolition of Florida State when Book missed the game due to injury.
“It was really emotional,” Wimbush said following the win over FSU. “Those six weeks, they were tough but they were inspiring. They did something to me. I took it kind of personally. It allowed me to work through adversity and gave me a different perspective.”
The Teaneck, N.J., product will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer next season.
“He has way more patience than I do, to be honest with you,” said Madei Williams, the former Syracuse quarterback who has tutored Wimbush since he was in the seventh grade. “He’s handled it with a tremendous amount of maturity. I’m extremely proud of him in that respect.”
With Book seemingly entrenched as the starter and ballyhooed freshman Phil Jurkovec next in line, Wimbush, who turned 22 on Dec. 17, could explore his opportunities after the season.
Last season, Wimbush passed for 1,870 yards (49.5 percent completion rate) with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions and ran for 803 yards and 14 more scores.
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