SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 10: Brandon Wimbush #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws a pass against the Florida State Seminoles in the third quarter of the game at Notre Dame Stadium on November 10, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

4 Schools That Must Heavily Pursue QB Brandon Wimbush

With news that Notre Dame backup quarterback Brandon Wimbush will be transferring following this year's College Football Playoff, there are a few teams that should be on high alert. Wimbush is a good option for many programs struggling to find a solid starter.

4. Pitt

Pitt only has one quarterback with any sort of experience on their roster right now. Kenny Pickett is the only player who consistently threw the ball for the Panthers, and he struggled a bit, with a completion percentage of 60. Pickett also wasn't much of a running threat, only averaging just under two yards per attempt. 


If Pitt wants to add some explosiveness to their quarterback position to keep defenses guessing, they'll need to swing for a player like Brandon Wimbush. 

3. Penn State

Penn State will be losing senior quarterback Trace McSorley and will need to fill the gap behind center. The one-time Penn State commit Wimbush would be a great short-term option while the Nittany Lions develop a younger QB.


The competition which once swayed Wimbush away from Happy Valley is now gone as Penn State's other quarterbacks are essentially unproven and they'll need someone who can get the job done. 

2. Arkansas

Wimbush would be a good fit for Arkansas because of his dual-threat abilities. Arkansas' offensive line has been known to struggle at times, but Wimbush's evasiveness will allow him to get out of tough situations. 


Quarterback Cole Kelley has announced that he'll transfer after this season, and Wimbush has potential to challenge Ty Storey  for the starting job. Arkansas needs to jump on Wimbush if they want insurance and competition at the quarterback position. 

1. Auburn

Auburn is one of the programs that missed out on snatching up former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant  This leaves the team's next quarterback in question. Current starter Jarrett Stidham has declared for the NFL Draft and there isn't a viable backup with experience behind him. Auburn needs to pursue Wimbush as a more experienced option who has 20 appearances under his belt.