Ryan Finley Transfers to NC State: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

May 16, 2016

Ryan Finley is heading to the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

The former Boise State Broncos quarterback is reportedly transferring to the Wolfpack to play under offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz, who coached Finley at Boise State, according to Jared Shanker of

Shanker noted Finley, a graduate transfer, will be able to play immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining.

The former 3-star recruit from Phoenix, per 247Sports, didn’t see much playing time after joining Boise State as part of the 2013 class, appearing in only seven games in two seasons while throwing three touchdowns and five interceptions.

On April 12, Boise State announced Finley intended to transfer after quarterback Brett Rypien, last year’s Mountain West Freshman of the Year, established himself as Boise State’s starter at the conclusion of spring practices, according to Dave Southorn of the Idaho Statesman.

North Carolina State’s starting quarterback last year, Jacoby Brissett, landed with the New England Patriots in the third round of this year’s NFL draft. Only one quarterback on the Wolfpack’s current roster, redshirt sophomore Jalan McClendon, threw a pass last season.

Due to North Carolina State’s lack of depth at the position, Finley should have a chance to be the starting quarterback in 2016.

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