UCLA freshman quarterback T.J. Millweard broke the news (via Twitter) on Thursday that he was set to join the Kansas program as a transfer. Millweard won’t be immediately eligible, as he’ll have to sit out a season due to NCAA rules, but he will compete to be the third straight quarterback to start for Kansas just a year after transferring.
Former Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist started for the Jayhawks in 2012, and current QB Jake Heaps transferred from BYU prior to the 2013 season. Despite a lack of success in the college ranks, Weis appears to have a lure over quarterbacks at all levels based upon his work with both Tom Brady and Brady Quinn.
As far as Millweard is concerned, he has a fairly impressive pedigree. He took a redshirt at UCLA in 2012, but he arrived as a top-25 QB according to most high school recruiting services, and at 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, he has the prototypical size and arm strength that college programs are always searching for.
We won’t know if Millweard can really play at this level for at least a year, but Charlie Weis struck, yet again, with a big, talented quarterback.