A month after deciding to leave Auburn, Tyler Queen has decided to continue on at a lower rung on the college football ladder.
On his personal Twitter account Tuesday, Queen announced that he “will be transferring to West Georgia and continuing my academic and athletic career.” As the Wolves play at the Div. II level, the quarterback will be eligible to play immediately in 2017.
Queen has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
— Tyler Queen (@TQueen_15) April 18, 2017
A three-star member of the Tigers’ 2015 recruiting class, Queen was rated as the No. 15 pro-style quarterback in the country. Elbow surgery helped lead to a redshirt his true freshman season. He appeared in two games last season, completing one of his two passes for 11 yards.
At bare minimum, Queen was behind Jarrett Stidham, the Baylor transfer who is the front-runner for the starting job, and 2016 starter Sean White on the quarterback depth chart this spring. Queen was also battling redshirt freshman Woody Barrett and early enrollee Malik Willis for the right to be the third quarterback, which was likely the trigger for his decision to transfer last month.