USF Bulls freshman quarterback Jamius Gunsby, who had stepped away from the Bulls' football team in the middle of spring drills to focus on his schoolwork, has transferred to Georgia Military College, where he'll play with the hopes of transferring to another major-college program.
"He's an outstanding athlete, tall, quick, with a big arm, and if he applies himself, he can challenge for our quarterback job," said GMC coach Bert Williams, who signed Gunsby on Wednesday. "We'll bring him in at quarterback and see what he can do for us."
Gunsby, from LaGrange, Ga., redshirted in his only year with the Bulls, falling behind another true freshman, then-walk-on Bobby Eveld, last fall in battling for the backup job to starter B.J. Daniels. This spring, challenged by early enrollee Matt Floyd for the Bulls' No. 3 job, he went to Bulls coaches halfway through spring saying he needed more time to focus on his classwork.
Williams said he did not know whether Gunsby would need one or two seasons at GMC before he could graduate and transfer to another program. The small college in Milledgeville, Ga., is probably best known to USF football fans as one of the schools that former Bulls running back Andre Hall attended before joining the Bulls in 2004.
With Gunsby's departure, USF again has only three quarterbacks on scholarship -- Daniels will be a junior this fall, and Eveld, who was placed on scholarship in December, is a rising sophomore; Floyd will be the No. 3 quarterback in his first fall with the Bulls. He's the third scholarship player to transfer from the Bulls this spring, following receiver T.J. Knowles and fullback Chase Griffiths, though none of the three saw enough playing time to earn a letter last fall.