Florida State Seminoles backup quarterback Chubba Purdy has entered the transfer portal:
Purdy, who initially chose Florida State after flipping from the Louisville Cardinals in December of 2019, only played in one game this season, completing all five passes for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns late in FSU’s blowout win over UMASS.
This leaves the Seminoles with just three scholarship quarterbacks on the current roster with starter Jordan Travis, and backups McKenzie Milton and Tate Rodemaker.
The staff also holds a commitment from 4-star IMG QB AJ Duffy, so it’s possible Purdy saw the writing on the wall going forward and either wants to get closer to his Arizona home, or just look for a fresh start elsewhere.
From Purdy’s FSU bio:
Appeared in three games with one start…was 27-of-53 passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 19 times for 57 yards…fifth true freshman in FSU history to start at quarterback…started at North Carolina State and was 15-of-23 passing for 181 yards and two touchdowns…added 54 rushing yards on 12 carries…first touchdown was 69-yard score and longest pass by FSU in 2020…was 12-of-21 passing for 38 yards vs. Pitt…made collegiate debut at Louisville and gained eight rushing yards on two carries.
Four-star dual-threat quarterback…rated nation’s No. 6 dual-threat quarterback and No. 8 overall prospect in Arizona by 247Sports Composite…ranked No. 8 nationally at his position by Rivals and ninth by 247…ranked 121st in ESPN300…in two seasons as starting quarterback, produced 9,000 yards of total offense and 111 touchdowns…named Arizona Offensive High School Player of the Year by the Arizona Cardinals as a senior…compiled 4,423 yards of total offense and accounted for 52 touchdowns while helping lead Perry to quarterfinal round of 6A state playoffs his senior season…touchdowns total included 10 in one game, five through the air and five on the ground, and a two-point conversion as he accounted for 62 of his team’s 68 points…passed for 3,425 yards and 36 touchdowns while adding 1,152 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground as a junior…led Pumas to 11-3 record and 6A state championship game…selected Florida State over Louisville, among other offers.