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FSU gets QB help with Wisconsin transfer Alex Hornibrook

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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Finally some good news on the quarterback front for the Florida State Seminoles upcoming season. This as working Sunday that former Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook will transfer to FSU and play his final season with the Seminoles.

The Tallahassee Democrat had more on the transfer late Sunday morning:

As the Democrat laid out, Hornibrook had been visiting coach Willie Taggart and new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles this weekend, as a possible transfer destination. Hornibrook, has graduated from the University of Wisconsin and that enables him to play immediately, without having to sit out the transfer year.

As we have written previously, Florida State has been scrambling for another quarterback option besides just redshirt freshman James Blackman for this upcoming season. This after last year’s starting quarterback Deondre Francois was kicked off the team in February after more allegations surfaced surface for him involving domestic violence.

The Noles also completely struck out on getting a big-time High School recruit to join them for the second consecutive year under Taggart in the recruiting process. This included, North Carolina star high school quarterback Sam Howell reneging on his commitment to come to FSU, and instead staying in the state to play for rival UNC.

Meanwhile, Hornibrook had a very good 2017 season that included him completing 64% of his passes and throwing 25 touchdowns to just 15 interceptions, as Wisconsin ended up winning the Orange Bowl against Miami. In that “New Year’s Six” bowl game, Hornibrook (shown above) threw for 258 yards and four touchdowns, as the Badgers dominated the Canes.

Unfortunately, his 2018 season was derailed midway through by a concussion and back problems. Hornibrook only played nine games a year ago, threw for 1100 less yards and had just 13 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.

Hornibrook has been a three-year starter in Madison for the Badgers with a 26-6 career record. And clearly he will push Blackman for playing time this season.

Florida State joins UCF, who got Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush to transfer to them, and Miami’s Tate Martell, who left Ohio State for Hurricanes, as three prominent programs that have brought QBs in as transfers to try to help them, now.

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