Former Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush headed to UCF
Former Notre Dame starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush is headed to Orlando, Florida.
On Tuesday, Wimbush announced through his Instagram account that he would be finishing his college football career at UCF. The former Fighting Irish quarterback will be a graduate transfer, making him immediately eligible for the 2019 season.
UCF had become the favorite to land Wimbush recently. Last week, Penn State was a betting favorite to land the former Notre Dame gunslinger.
Breaking: Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush will transfer to UCF to play his last season, per his Instagram. pic.twitter.com/z2sgkLES7f
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 15, 2019
Wimbush started under center for the Fighting Irish in 2017 and the first three games of the 2018 season. But inconsistent play at the position forced head coach Brian Kelly to make a change, promoting Ian Book to the starting role.
In the first three games of the season, Wimbush completed 42-of-76 pass attempts for 589 yards. He threw just one touchdown pass and had four interceptions. The Irish won all three of those games by one score, defeating Michigan, Vanderbilt and Ball State.
He finished the season with 719 yards and four touchdowns with six picks. He also rushed for 256 yards and a score.
Over the last two seasons in South Bend, Wimbush threw for 2,589 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also totaled 1,059 yards and 15 touchdowns with his legs.
UCF is coming off another undefeated regular season and back-to-back AAC conference title runs. The Knights only loss in the last two seasons came at the hands of LSU in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1.