Not long after the end of the 2016 regular season, Bronco Mendenhall indicated that he’d like to add a graduate transfer quarterback between then and the start of the 2017 season. Coming off the weekend, that desire became a reality.
On his personal Twitter account Monday, which is marked as protected, Marvin Zanders revealed that he has committed to continuing his collegiate playing career at Virginia. The quarterback’s decision came after a visit to Charlottesville this past weekend.
“Just committed to UVA! So excited for this new opportunity!” Zanders reportedly wrote in announcing his decision. Zanders will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
The move to Charlottesville comes nearly two months after Zanders announced his decision to transfer from Missouri.
Zanders was a three-star 2014 signee who played in just one game in 2015 after redshirting as a true freshman. As starter Drew Lock’s primary backup in 2016, Zanders played in a total of eight games. In limited action, he completed 10 of 12 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 198 yards and a pair of scores.