May 20, 2016
South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Mitch plans to transfer schools this summer once he graduates from the SEC institution.
“Connor and I spoke today,” head coach Will Muschamp said, per the State. “Connor has the opportunity to graduate from South Carolina this summer and will look to continue his playing career at another university in the fall. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Mitch was named South Carolina’s starter prior to the 2015 season, but shoulder and hip injuries limited him to just two appearances. All told, Mitch completed 15 of 35 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown during his two seasons with the team.
“I have enjoyed my time at South Carolina and will graduate later this summer,” Mitch said in the school’s official release, according to the State. “I believe it’s in my best interest to continue my playing career at another school. I’d like to thank all the Gamecock fans for their support during my time in Columbia.”
Mitch will reportedly have two years of eligibility remaining once he graduates.
All things considered, his decision to transfer makes sense. Mitch was named the starting quarterback under former head coach Steve Spurrier, but Muschamp’s arrival signaled a regime change of sorts. Plus, the depth chart at quarterback was already crowded, as the State‘s Matt Connolly noted:
Mitch will now be afforded time to survey the transfer market and take stock of which schools can offer him the best chance to maximize the eligibility he has left.
And considering Mitch is a former 3-star recruit, per 247Sports, it shouldn’t take long for a market for his services to develop.
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