Right in the thick of UCLA's ongoing, ambiguous quarterback battle, one of the contenders has dropped out by way of transfer. Former 4-star Florida recruit Asiantii Woulard has announced today that he will transfer from the Bruins program. The dual-threat passer was the 143rd overall player in ESPN's rankings back in 2013, and had an offer from Syracuse, among a host of other programs.
There's been no indication of where Woulard's headed as of right now. His Twitter feed very briefly announced the decision today, but no additional updates since (not surprising, plus it was only about an hour ago).
So do the Orange have a chance to land the still-promising quarterback, with the hope of plugging him in as the starter in 2016 (since he has to sit 2015 by NCAA rules)? Maybe. As mentioned, Woulard is from Florida (Orlando, specifically), and had offers from nearby programs like UCF, USF and Florida International at the FBS level, plus Florida A&M down in FCS (if he wanted to play right away). Syracuse definitely has SOME sort of draw here though since a) no clear QB for 2016, b) the Orange are playing down in Tampa this fall, and c) we're also down in Florida every other year when playing Florida State.
Plenty more to watch out for as Woulard makes his final transfer decision. You'd have to think the Orange are ONE of the interested parties. But with everyone from most mid-tier ACC teams (plus others) involved the first time around, plus the opportunity for other schools to jump in, we're still a ways out from figuring out his next move.
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