It’s not just the season for the coaching carousel to spin; the transfer train’s chugging along as well.
In a text message Tuesday night, Virginia head coach Mike London confirmed to the Washington Post that quarterback David Watford has decided to transfer out of the UVa. football program. As Watford will graduate this month, he can transfer to an FBS school and be eligible to play immediately in 2015.
Watford told the Newport News Daily Press that he’d like to make a decision on a new football home in the next month or so.
“I’ve got to look out for my best interests at the end of the day,” Watford said. “Not saying U.Va. wasn’t the place where I wanted to finish my time, but I’m just trying to pursue my childhood dream. I want to play as much as possible, and still get to the NFL and have an opportunity to play at the next level, as well.”
Watford started all 12 games last season for the Cavaliers in 2013, but wasn’t exactly the definition of successful or productive. Watford finished that year 102nd in the country in passing efficiency while his 15 interceptions were the most in the ACC. As a redshirt sophomore, he barely completed 50 percent of his passes and tossed just eight touchdowns for good measure for the 2-10 Cavaliers.
He lost his starting job to Greyson Lambert during spring practice and ultimately fell to No. 3 on the depth chart. Watford played in just four games this season and attempted four passes.