After flirting with a transfer for the past few days, Brendan Nosovitch has decided to remain right where he is.
At a fan event this past weekend, the quarterback confirmed that he will be staying at South Carolina and continue to be a part of the football Gamecocks.
“Yeah, I’m sticking around,” the redshirt sophomore said according to GamecocksOnline.com. “I’m staying.”
Last week it was reported that Nosovitch was very seriously considering a transfer, meeting with head coach Steve Spurrier about his future with the football program. The doubt was apparently triggered by the fact that he was buried at No. 4 on USC’s depth chart.
Nosovitch confirmed that a transfer was a possibility.
“I was thinking about it. It wasn’t a 100 percent kind of thing,” Nosovitch said. “It was never 100 percent. I was just trying to weigh my options, to see what the best thing for me was.”
Nosovitch will remain buried behind unquestioned starter Dylan Thompson, redshirt freshman Connor Mitch and walk-on sophomore Perry Orth — if he stays at quarterback. There had been talk that the 6-1, 221-pound Nosovitch could be moved to tight end; in fact, it’s gone beyond the talking stage as Nosovitch will practice with both the quarterbacks and tight ends moving forward.
A three-star member of the Gamecocks’ 2012 recruiting class, Nosovitch was rated as the No. 22 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 20 player in the state of Pennsylvania at any position.
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