Following the announcement that quarterback Deondre Francois would be the starting quarterback for the Seminoles against Virginia Tech, backup Bailey Hockman announced his intent to transfer away from the program.
It didn’t take long for the former four star recruit to find a landing spot, and it is at a program FSU fans will be very familiar with. Hockman announced via his twitter that he had commited to ACC Atlantic rival, NC State.
It has been a long road to make it here, but I am blessed to say I am COMMITTED to NC State, can’t wait to be apart of what is going on in Raleigh! Go pack!!! pic.twitter.com/dVfm4S3XX3— Bailey Hockman (@BaileyHockman) September 17, 2018
Hockman is currently enrolled with JUCO program Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, so he will be eligible to play for the Wolfpack next year. Hockman will have the opportunity to seize the starting job after the departure of current quarterback Ryan Finley. This means Florida State fans could see Hockman suit up against the Seminoles when NC State travels to Tallahassee next year.
In recent years it’s likely that Hockman wouldn’t even be able to transfer to a school in conference, but a recent change to the NCAA rule book makes it so schools are no longer allowed block transfers to specific schools, should a player wish to leave.