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Report: Trickett to decide between WVU, USF

Clint Trickett, EJ Manuel AP

Less than 24 hours after it was announced he had received a release from his Florida State scholarship, it appears there are already a pair of front-runners for Clint Trickett‘s services.

Citing unnamed sources, Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette has reported that the quarterback will decide between USF and West Virginia for a transfer destination as he looks to continue his collegiate playing career.

Per Vingle, a visit to Morgantown is expected in very short order.  The Mountaineers will hold their annual spring game Saturday and Trickett (pictured, left) could be in attendance.

Trickett’s father, FSU assistant Rick Trickett, is from Masontown, WV, and was an assistant coach at WVU from 1975-79 and then again from 2001-06.  He left for FSU following his second stint at his home state’s flagship institution.

The connection to the Bulls appears to be centered on the recruiting trail.   USF’s new head coach, Willie Taggart, recruited Trickett as an assistant at Stanford before the son ultimately decided to join the father in Tallahassee.  The interest on the part of both parties appears to be sincere as wrote that “some close to the USF program expect Trickett to transfer there.”

Trickett was also recruited by USF leading up to signing day in 2010.  There’s no word yet on a visit to the Bulls, however.

Another potential candidate appears to be an SEC program, with reporting that Kentucky is a possibility.  New Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops was the Seminoles’ defensive coordinator prior to his hiring by UK and is, obviously, very familiar with what Trickett would bring to the table.

Because Trickett will graduate next month, he will be eligible to play immediately in 2013 if he lands at the FBS level.

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6 Responses to “Report: Trickett to decide between WVU, USF”
  1. scalpemseminoles says: Apr 18, 2013 8:15 AM

    first i’ve heard of kentucky… that would be very interesting. wish him luck wherever he goes!

  2. fatcamper says: Apr 18, 2013 8:23 AM

    I don’t know WV’s situation at QB, but USF needs a QB badly. In the spring game one kept dropping snaps from center and the other might as well have.

  3. wvuandsteelers says: Apr 18, 2013 10:41 AM

    I don’t see him playing at WVU. We have 3 pretty good QBs and the offense is not easy to learn.

  4. blacknole08 says: Apr 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    As a nole fan I say… good riddance!

  5. jimmy53 says: Apr 18, 2013 1:14 PM

    As a TRUE Nole fan I say thank you for your time Trickett, you were a good Nole. You played unselfishly and were a good sideline leader. You leave FSU with your degree and a great reputation.

    Best of luck at your next stop!

  6. blacknole08 says: Apr 18, 2013 7:34 PM


    a true Nole fan is also realistic. You’re delusional if you think Trickett would have lasted a whole season. He’s a spot starter at best. And what leader leaves after a spring game competition? He had his chances. He’s a sourpuss and I’m glad he’s gone.

    Good riddance.

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