April 14, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Clint Trickett (9) runs the ball during the second half of the Florida State spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Clint Trickett Transfers to West Virginia


Former Florida State Seminoles back up quarterback Clint Trickett decided to transfer after Jameis Winston was the clear favorite to take over the starting job that was left vacant with EJ Manuel now in the NFL.

Trickett was deciding between Auburn, South Florida and West Virginia, and he has finally made a decision.

From ESPN’s Joe Schad:

An interesting note with Trickett is that he spent seven years living in the state while his father was an offensive line coach for the team.

Trickett would be a brilliant fit in the West Virginia offense and it will be interesting to see if he takes advantage of his opportunity in a new system and environment. With no clear starter now that Geno Smith left for the NFL, Trickett will have a fair chance to earn the starting gig.

He will compete with junior Paul Millard and freshman Ford Childress for the job.

With his quick release and ability to make plays on the run, he seems like a perfect candidate to replace Geno Smith and take the reigns of the West Virginia offense.

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