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Ex-Wake Forest QB Tyler Cameron on his way to FAU

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The Wake Forest quarterback pool is rather shallow in depth. Tyler Cameron, who was second on the Demon Deacons in passing last season, has left the program and is joining the Florida Atlantic Owls. He does so as a graduate transfer, which seems to be a rather trendy option this offseason. That will make him eligible to play at FAU this season.

“Tyler is intelligent and made use of his athletic ability to earn a degree from Wake Forest in just three years,” FAU coach Charlie Partridge said in a released statement (via Palm Beach Post). “It is that same drive that affords him the opportunity to return home and work toward a post-graduate degree. He will certainly add experience and depth in the quarterback meeting room.”

Cameron actually has two years of eligibility remaining at FAU, thanks to graduating from Wake Forest in just three years. FAU is returning three-year starter Jaquez Johnson, but Cameron will fill out some depth at the position and have time to get adjusted to his new surroundings.

The loss of Cameron also leaves Wake Forest pretty thin at quarterback. At this moment, the official team roster available on the team’s website lists just three quarterbacks; John WolfordKyle Driscoll, and Kendall Hinton. Wolford was Wake Forest’s leading passer last season, as a freshman. Wolford passed for 2,037 yards and 12 touchdowns, but was intercepted 14 times. He is the quarterback Dave Clawson will continue to mold his program around in 2015.

QB Greg Hankerson moving on from FAU, likely to FCS program

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Thanks to self-attrition, FAU’s backup battle under center has come into a little bit clearer focus.

Earlier this past week, FAU confirmed that Greg Hankerson has decided to transfer out of Charlie Partridge‘s football program.  While no specific reason was given for the decision, the fact that Hankerson, who had served as the Owls’ primary backup quarterback the past two seasons, was being pushed out of that role by a pair of younger players likely played a significant role in the move.

The junior, who’s expected to move on to an FCS program and be eligible immediately, took to social media to announce the move and say his goodbyes.

its been real fau a lot of great memories wish nothing but the best for all the players and the program. Time to move on to start a new journey somewhere else

“We wish Greg the best of luck as he pursues the opportunity to get more playing time,” Partridge said in a statement.

Hankerson started two games the past two years, including the 41-0 loss to Alabama in Week 2 last year. In 142 career passes, Hankerson threw for 642 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. He also ran for 65 yards on 38 carries and caught two passes, with both of those receptions coming in 2014.

Hankerson’s departure means the backup role behind starter Jaquez Johnson will fall to either redshirt freshman Jason Driskel and true freshman Daniel Parr. Partridge and the Owls are hoping to redshirt Parr if at all possible.