Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett has been released from his scholarship and will transfer.
The junior is on target to graduate in May. Trickett had been competing for the starting job during spring practice.
He completed 22 of 32 for 259 yards during the spring game, but redshirt freshman Jameis Winston seemed to establish himself as the front-runner to start this season.
Sophomore Jacob Coker is also in the mix.
“After a long meeting with Clint, he expressed he’d like to explore another playing opportunity, and I’ve signed off on his wish,” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Clint has not only been a great player for our program, but a great young man and ambassador for Florida State who will graduate in a few weeks. He’s been a part of this program for a long time and we wish nothing but the best for him in his future endeavors.”
Trickett played eight games last season as EJ Manuel’s backup and completed 22 of 34 for 272 yards.
In 2011, he started games against Wake Forest and Clemson. He passed for 336 yards and three touchdowns at Clemson.
Because Trickett is graduating, he can transfer and be eligible to play next season.
“I had a good time here at Florida State and want to thank everyone for being so good to me,” Trickett said. “I’ll always be part of the FSU alumni.”