Rumored to be considering at least four schools since his stunning decision to transfer from Missouri, Tyler Gabbert is reportedly taking a trip to one of the football programs that appears to be at or near the top of his to-do list.
If you connect the personal relationship dots, the Cardinals appear to make the most sense of the four schools — Iowa, Arizona and Wake Forest being the others — the speculation on a landing spot has centered on. Gabbert was originally committed and was recruited by Shawn Watson, who at the time was the Cornhuskers’ offensive coordinator. Watson is now the quarterbacks coach at Louisville, and remains a longtime friend of the Gabbert family.
The Hawkeyes are also believed to be very high on Gabbert’s list, although he’s yet to visit the school since announcing his decision to leave Mizzou earlier this month.
Prior to leaving the program, Gabbert had risen from No. 3 on the QB depth chart to, at minimum, co-No. 1 status with James Franklin. On the post-spring depth chart, however, Franklin was listed as the starter and Gabbert the primary backup, prompting the redshirt freshman to pull the trigger on a transfer even as the competition would’ve continued into summer camp.