Four days ago Memphis quarterback Brady McBride entered the transfer portal after playing sparsely in 2017 and redshirting in 2018. News broke today that Texas State snatched up the former three-star prospect out of Coppell, Texas.
McBride will attempt to get a waiver to play this year, if unsuccessful he will sit out 2019 with three years of eligibility left.
Currently Texas State has five quarterbacks on the roster with transfer and former Montana Grizzlies starter Gresch Jensen and sophomores Tyler Vitt and Jaylen Gipson all competing to start this fall.
McBride threw 88 yards on 8/14 passing during his time in Memphis, with an interception and 31 rushing yards. While making five appearances in 2018, mainly in clean up duty, McBride threw for 70 yards passing and 23 rushing in garbage time against Mercer.
The quarterback roster at Memphis included four scholarship signal callers.
Memphis head coach Mike Norvell spoke highly of his current quarterbacks (including Brady McBride) and in being honest with their respective spots on the team said, ”Some people make decisions that they think is best in the situations they want to be in.”
That being said, the deduction would be that McBride would have been a backup had he stayed with the Tigers this fall.
McBride was recruited by Navy, Rice, Indiana and by Texas State after a high school career in which he threw 6,516 yards and 86 touchdowns (including a senior year in which he only threw three interceptions) and compiled a 27-10 record as a starter and also collecting District 9-6A MVP honors in 2016 and a playoff appearance in 2017.