After a pair of stops in the Midwest, Jeff George Jr. is going to give the Mid-Atlantic region of the country a shot.
Monday, the son of former Illinois quarterbacking great Jeff George was confirmed to have moved on to Pittsburgh to continue his collegiate playing career. Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi stated that the university is still trying to determine if the graduate transfer is eligible to play this coming season.
Regardless of what the verdict is for 2018, George Jr. will have one final year of eligibility he can use in 2019.
It was confirmed late last week that George had decided to transfer from Michigan. The quarterback had announced two months earlier that he had decided to transfer to U-M, which came approximately five months after he decided to transfer from Illinois.
In starting five games last season, George was the Illini’s leading passer after throwing for 1,273 yards. He accounted for seven of the Illini’s eight touchdown passes on the year, as well as 10 of their 19 interceptions.
All told, George started nine games during his time in Champaign. His first career start? At Michigan in October of 2016, a 41-8 loss that saw George complete four of his 15 passes for 95 yards, one touchdown and one interception.