Former USF quarterback Matt Floyd has found a landing spot for a transfer. South Alabama announced Thursday the program welcomes the transfer quarterback, with two years of eligibility remaining.
“We recruited Matt out of high school, he was the No. 1 guy on our board at quarterback,” said South Alabama head coach Joey Jones in a released statement. “He ended up going to South Florida, so having this opportunity to get him will be great for our program not only at quarterback but because of his character and leadership skills — he is a high-quality young man. Matt is a dual-threat quarterback; he fits what we do because he can run and throw, he has a strong arm and good size. We feel like we’ve got a guy who can fit into our scheme offensively.”
It was reported in late February Flolyd was looking to transfer. Because he will have already graduated, Floyd will be eligible to play right away at South Alabama instead of having to sit out a season under typical NCAA transfer rules.
Floyd appeared in just one game last fall for the Bulls, and that game did not go so well. After winning the starting job to open the season, Floyd was placed on the bench in the middle of a disappointing season opening loss at home to McNeese State, an FCS program.
This is a nice addition for South Alabama. Floyd may have had a rough go at USF, but a clean slate at a program looking to build could be a good combination for him. It is expected he will compete right away for the starting job. The Jaguars already have four quarterbacks on the roster, but just one upperclassman (junior Brandon Bridge).