Former Notre Dame starter Brandon Wimbush has officially announced that he intends to transfer. Here are four places he could end up.
Brandon Wimbush gave everything he had to Notre Dame. His athletic prowless led the Irish to a double-digit win season in 2017 and he won four games as a starter for the unbeaten Notre Dame team in 2018.
As a student, he will walk out of Notre Dame with an accounting degree after studying abroad in Russia and interning at KPMG and Accel.
Suffice to say, Brandon Wimbush was the model student-athlete during his time in South Bend.
As he moves on to the next chapter in his academic and athletic career, let’s look at four possible landing spots where Wimbush could complete a graduate degree and play quarterback for one more season.
Northwestern — A Notre Dame degree carries a lot of weight in the Chicagoland area, so it would make sense to want to stay close and network. Playing at Northwestern for Pat Fitzgerald, he would have a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job right away as well as attend another academically prestigious instititution.
Georgia Tech — This would make sense for a couple of reasons. For one, new head coach Geoff Collins will likely want to move away from the triple-option offense, but he won’t have the personnel in place to do so immediately. He’ll still need to have some option flavor in his attack, and Wimbush is the perfect bridge guy. He can run the traditional option attack while also being capable of operating a pass-oriented offense. Academic prestige is again a factor, and let’s not forget that his mother lives in Georgia.
Arizona — Khalil Tate considered transferring due to a lack of fit in the offense. Wimbush fits that old Texas A&M/Johnny Manziel style that Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone run. The Tucson institution also offers some unique programs and opportunities that may pique his interest.
Syracuse — With Eric Dungey departing, Wimbush could again fit that bridge-player role, providing Dino Babers with a quarterback with a similar skill set and plenty of experience against ACC opponents. From an academic standpoint, you could see Wimbush take advantage of Syracuse’s renowned Broadcast Journalism program in order to diversify his career options when he graduates.