In a tweet posted to his personal Twitter account, Staley revealed that he has decided to transfer to Tyler Junior College in Texas and continue his collegiate playing career for the Apaches. The quarterback will be a sophomore for the 2016 season.
Staley had been fourth in a four-man competition for the Bulldogs’ starting job, triggering hi decision to transfer from Starkville.
— Elijah Staley (@ES14_) August 17, 2016
A three-star 2014 signee who redshirted as a true freshman, Staley played in two games last season. He went 3-of-5 passing for 51 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 18 yards rushing on three carries.
Staley also dabbled in basketball while at MSU, practicing with the men’s hoops team in 2014-15 but never actually seeing the floor in a game. In January of this year, he announced he had decided to quit the hoops team in order to focus all of his attention on football.