Posted: 10:17 pm Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Georgia QB to transfer from ACC 

By Michael Carvell

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NC State QB transfer Bryant Shirreffs

Quarterback Bryant Shirreffs, who led Jefferson High School to the 2012 Class AA state championship in Georgia, announced on Wednesday that he is transferring from N.C. State.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder played in nine games at quarterback for N.C. State this past season as a true freshman.

“I just realized that in the next couple of years, my services at quarterback will be better at somewhere other than N.C. State,” Shirreffs told the AJC. “Just football-wise, it was a tough decision over the last couple of months thinking about it. And I just went with it last week.

“I’m going with my gut feeling – about the situation at N.C. State and what I want out of my career. That’s the basis of my decision.

Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett (a redshirt junior) is expected to start at quarterback at N.C. State after sitting out last season. Shirreffs considered moving to other positions, including a stint at fullback this spring, to get on the field.

“I want to stay at quarterback — which I could stay at quarterback at N.C. State,” he said. “I am feeling pretty confident about my skills right now. And I want to play.

“Jacoby is one of my best friends, but he’s going to be the starter for the next three years. That’s what it looks like. I have the confidence, and I feel pretty good where I’m at as a quarterback, to where I’m tired of thinking about playing other positions.

“I just want to be set at quarterback, which I finally was at N.C. State. But it’s just going to be better for me to go somewhere else.”

Shirreffs said his release allows him to transfer to anywhere but another ACC school or a team on N.C. State’s schedule next season, which includes Georgia Southern, Old Dominion, South Florida and Presbyterian. He’s already had some contact with representatives from Big East and Conference USA schools.

“It just depends on the best fit of the school,” Shirreffs said. “The size of the school weighs my decision. If I go down a level, I can play immediately.

“If I find a school I really like, that would be an easy decision. I’m talking to some schools right now. It’s going to be the place that I feel the best about the football situation and academics. I’m really trying to get a good degree.”

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44 comments
Red-Dog
Red-Dog

No mention of  Tech at all, nope, nada, can't even find it on a map....

Redfin
Redfin

-Seems I remember the Almost Competitive Conference won the NC last year and might make a run again this year.   One thing is for sure (BIG MACON),  if the ACC doesn't win, it won't be because UGA got in their way.

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

He could probably compete next year if he has some skill. We have two unprovens in Ramsey and Park.

Terry1961
Terry1961

Kid was a two star coming out of High School, had offers from Yale, and Dartmouth, but chose N C State, should have went with one of the other colleges, he should have known his chance at making it in the NFL was slim to None, with a college like Yale, or Dartmouth on his resume he would at less had something to fall back on, when will these kids learn their better off with a degree, than taking a chance at being the next great QB, if I’m his parent, I’m trying to talk some sense in this kid, hope he gets another chance at the Ivy school, because if he can’t beat out Jacoby Brissett, his chances at being an NFL QB are probably None.

bigmacondawg
bigmacondawg

Smart kid leaving the Almost Competitive Conference.  SEC rules!  

GO DAWGS!!!!

FLASUX
FLASUX

Seems like the headline of this article is a bit deceiving.. 

tomkat1111
tomkat1111

Since a coach can take a job anywhere he chooses, a player should be able to change schools and go anywhere he choses.

10Dawgs
10Dawgs

Wow. What a misleading lead line! O well, whatever it takes to get people to read your piece. Whatever for the kid. BTW kid, you're in the ACC, you're already "down a level".

AlternativeDawg
AlternativeDawg

Pretty doosher move not letting him transfer to another ACC team. I think UGA will have some QB competition next year.

HarveyPooka
HarveyPooka

I think this transfer business would be a mistake.  (Probably some "handler" in the background pounding him with some garbage along line of 'look how it turned out for Russell Wilson to get away from State".  Truth be told, Russell Wilson is all smoke and mirrors and too many folks were reading the press fluff instead of concentrating on defense to beat him.)

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Hope he figures it out, best of luck to him wherever he goes.

hpt84
hpt84

ACC conference has a very strict rule regarding transferring to another ACC school. For instance in basketball, you have to sit 2 years to transfer to another ACC school.

greenedefense
greenedefense

@Gopher86 I guess the Dawgs think they will be better off with Mathews playing for Auburn. Maybe he will tip the ball to the Dawg receiver next time?

tneck
tneck

He's to good of a kid and QB to work at McDonalds.  He'll land on his feet somewhere dumbbutt.

dawgeatdawg
dawgeatdawg

Next stop micky dee;s---blahahahahahah

Gopher86
Gopher86

N.C. State won't let him transfer to another school there playing in the ACC, but UGA allows Matthews to go to Auburn. Go figure!!!!!!!!

GTBob
GTBob

@Red-Dog Not that Tech would even be slightly interested in him but did you miss this key part?

"Shirreffs said his release allows him to transfer to anywhere but another ACC school or a team on N.C. State’s schedule next season"

DawgFanInKansas
DawgFanInKansas

I don't think Ivy League schools give you football scholarships do they? If not Yale would be a hefty tuition bill.

SThomasColeman
SThomasColeman

@Terry1961:


Stars, shmars! Bryant was one of the best quarterbacks in the Class of 2012. He was good enough to start games as a true freshman for the Wolfpack.  The staff obviously feels Brissett is better at this point.  Bryant could redshirt and "wait his turn" but he doesn't want to do that.  He's a talented kid and I hope things work out for him.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@bigmacondawg Hope he remembers to get his priorities straight, hammering a check twice is not as bad as smoking a doobie.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@FLASUX Maybe it's you reading skills? Maybe a tutor would help.

Obama_Joke
Obama_Joke

@10Dawgs LOL.  Just another pathetic Dwag.  Chin up though.  The world needs ditch-diggers like you.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@10Dawgs Hey 10, the ACC 2-0 in 2013 BCS play.SEC 0-2 in 2013 BCS play. Also a NC. Good post though.

GTBob
GTBob

@AlternativeDawg I doubt he would transfer to an ACC school and voluntarily sit out 2 years anyways.

godawg
godawg

@Gopher86 UGA has no say where Matthews goes since they dismissed him from the team. When you boot someone, they are free to go where ever they want. If they just want to transfer they have to ask for a release, then you can place restrictions on where they go. I don't understand why so many people can't understand the difference.

Contractor1
Contractor1

You'll have to excuse the poor guy, he was busting at the seems to try and drag Tech through the dirt, so he did without even comprehending what the article said.  Most Georgia fans always miss the actual facts and spew from the mouth.

Terry1961
Terry1961

SThomasColeman , Bryant was in the class of 2013, not 2012, was rank 118 at his position by 247sports.com, was not ranked in the top 35 Qbs by rivals.com, was not rank in the top Qbs by scout.com, so I don’t know where you got he was one of the best in his class? Bryant never started for the wolfpack, Qb Brandon Mitchell was the main starter for the wolfpack, but he was injured during the 2013 season, and Qb Pete Thomas started in his place for the wolfpack, until Mitchell was able to play. In the 2013 season Bryant played as a true freshman in seven games, but never started, he only threw 5 passes for 17 yards, one a TD, and rushed 34 times for 158 yard, so I don’t know where you got he was a starter? And you say he could red shirt, and wait his turn, he was just beat out by a four star transfer, that couldn’t beat out his competition at Florida. Yea Right! He should have gone with the Ivy League Degree.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@gtcaryd 

The headline has been changed since last night - I don't know when.

Original headline was "Georgia QB to transfer" - that's out and out click bait.

Terry1961
Terry1961

gtcaryd, after last years UGA Vs Tech game, you should know Coach Richt will have a QB ready to play.

SThomasColeman
SThomasColeman

@Terry1961 : 


I meant 2013, not 2012.  And while he may not have started as a true freshman, he was good enough to be high enough on the depth chart to play.  But I can see you are one of these types who buys into the whole "stars" racket.  Do yourself a favor and go see some of these kids play and judge for yourself instead of kneeling at the alter of the "stars".  


But he probably should have gone after the Ivy League degree, no matter how many "stars" he had.  Unless you're good enough and blessed enough to play longer than three seasons in the NFL, the Ivy League degree will earn you more money in the long run than your NFL contract.  Good luck to Bryant!

Terry1961
Terry1961


JMcKnight, Mark Richt has never put restrictions on were a player from UGA can go, now I don't no about the coaches before him, Coach Richt has said time, after time, that life is to short for a Coach to keep a player from going where he will be happy.

GTBob
GTBob

@Terry1961 The SEC puts their own restrictions on transfers within the conference. They must not care about the kids.

Terry1961
Terry1961

@GTBob This still has nothing to do with Coach Richt, he has no control over the SEC, but everyone know Richt is for the kids going where they want to, unlike CPJ at Tech.

GTBob
GTBob

@Terry1961 Well then Richt should petition the NCAA and the SEC and every other conference to change their transfer rules and ask all teams that set any transfer restrictions to stop immediately. We will see how that goes. Just because Richt claims to do one thing, doesn't mean it is the almighty morally righteous thing to do and everyone should follow him like he is Jesus.

Terry1961
Terry1961

GTBob,

Not a claim, its a fact, every player that has transferred under Coach Richt, has been give permission to go wherever they wanted, and what would be the point of him petitioning ever one, you just said it would not do any good, one things for sure Coach Richt cares about the kids that are under him, can’t say that about Coach CPJ.

And who said anything about Jesus? Its the morally thing to do, it doesn’t have anything to do with religion, just admit what it is, these coaches are afraid the kid they let go, will come back to beat them in a game, why else put a restriction on them? I thou even you would want a kid too be able to choose where he got his education, guess not.

GTBob
GTBob

@Terry1961 Until Richt ever has to exercise that policy it will remain a claim. Can you name a player who transferred to an SEC school or to GT in the Richt era?

Also, when has CPJ ever limited where a kid can transfer to? The policy of limiting transfers to OOC opponents that we don't play every year is a Tech policy for every sport that existed well before CPJ got here and will exist long after he is gone. Most schools have this policy. If UGA doesn't, then good for them. That is their choice. It doesn't make them morally superior to anyone. It makes them morons.