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QB Gregory likely headed to Kansas State

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Another interesting wrinkle for former Bulls quarterback Grant Gregory, who was granted a sixth year of eligibility for this fall and now plans to transfer to Kansas State, where he could be the Wildcats' starting quarterback.

Gregory, who had committed to attending I-AA Eastern Kentucky, will visit Kansas State next week. The school has the master's program he wants to study, and he would be in the same position to get an NCAA waiver allowing him to play his final year on scholarship without having to sit out a season.

Gregory, the son of former USF offensive coordinator Greg Gregory, started his college career at Indiana, redshirting his only year before transferring to USF when his father joined Jim Leavitt's staff. He has been USF's primary backup quarterback for the past two seasons, and was able to get an extra year of eligibility because he qualified for medical redshirts in two different seasons.

Jim Leavitt, of course, gets a chance to help out K-State coaching legend Bill Snyder, who came out of retirement to coach the Wildcats after last season. Snyder coached Kansas State when Leavitt was a defensive assistant there from 1990-95.

One more USF tie-in: Kansas State plays on Oct. 3 in Kansas City against Iowa State, where former USF defensive coordinator Wally Burnham now runs the defense and could face Gregory.

Kansas State is searching for a successor to Josh Freeman, a likely first-round pick in Saturday's NFL Draft. The Wildcats have five quarterbacks on their spring roster, but only one has college experience.

Gregory, much like former USF linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, will have a chance to finish his college career having spent at least a year in three different BCS conferences -- McKenzie played one season at Michigan State and Iowa State before landing at USF, and Gregory is in position to make the same Big East-Big 12-Big Ten journey in a different order.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:19pm]

    

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