Florida State football has added to its rather shallow quarterback depth, as quarterback Wyatt Rector will transfer to Tallahassee after a semester with the Western Michigan Broncos and a very brief sojourn at Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina.
As first reported by Brendan Sonnone of Noles 247, Rector (6’4, 231) will begin at FSU as a preferred walk-on, but could become a scholarship player in the near future, depending upon what happens with his hardship waiver application. He’ll apply for that waiver because his QB coach left the program very shortly after he signed, per Sonnone. Rector redshirted with WMU in the 2018 season, but he’s originally a Floridian out of Leesburg High School. A three-star prospect, Rector was offered by Florida State head coach Willie Taggart while the latter was in charge at USF. Rector chose the Broncos over that offer from the Bulls, as well as others from Virginia, Southern Miss, South Alabama, Kent State, Florida Atlantic, and Eastern Kentucky.
Of course, redshirt-sophomore James Blackman is the lone eligible scholarship QB presently on the Florida State roster, as transfer Jordan Travis (who will be a redshirt freshman, like Rector, after transferring to FSU from Louisville) is also waiting to hear on his hardship waiver. If their waivers are approved, both Rector and Travis would be eligible to play immediately— although Rector will miss spring ball and enroll in May. These two add critical QB depth for the ’Noles, along with redshirt-freshman walk-on Nolan McDonald. For our scouting report on Rector, click here.