December 1, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; South Florida Bulls quarterback Matt Floyd (11) drops back to throw the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

USF QB Matt Floyd transferring to South Alabama

Matt Floyd’s run as USF’s starting quarterback lasted 20 attempts for 9 completions and a pair of interceptions. He was benched in his first game as a starter as USF fell to McNeese State, an FCS Program.

It’s no wonder hew as looking for a new school — and perhaps why it took him so long to find one. He started looking in February. But he’s finally found the right fit in South Alabama.

“We recruited Matt out of high school, he was the No. 1 guy on our board at quarterback,” said South Alabama head coach Joey Jones in a released statement.  “He ended up going to South Florida, so having this opportunity to get him will be great for our program not only at quarterback but because of his character and leadership skills — he is a high-quality young man.  Matt is a dual-threat quarterback; he fits what we do because he can run and throw, he has a strong arm and good size.  We feel like we’ve got a guy who can fit into our scheme offensively.”

Floyd will have already graduated from USF, but has one more year of eligibility and therefore can play immediately, as opposed to sitting out for a season which are the typical NCAA transfer rules.

The South Alabama Jaguars already have four quarterbacks on the roster, but just one upperclassman (junior Brandon Bridge). Floyd likely projects as the starter come fall, assuming he takes the time this offseason to get to know the play book. The clean short help the quarterback will clean start to reignite his career.

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