Former FSU quarterback Clint Trickett, who took an official visit to USF over the weekend, announced Wednesday that he has decided to play his final two years of college football at West Virginia, choosing the Mountaineers over USF and Auburn.
"It's official, I will finish my academic/athletic career at WVU," Trickett wrote on his Twitter account. "This is a dream come true to be playin for the state I love. #CountryRoads."
USF offered a wide-open quarterback job and the familiarity of coach Willie Taggart, who had recruited Trickett out of high school when he was a Stanford assistant. But Trickett chose West Virginia -- his father, FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett, was born in the state and had two coaching stints on the Mountaineers staff.
Trickett would have given USF another option at quarterback, where rising senior Bobby Eveld and sophomore Matt Floyd competed for the starting job this spring. Floyd threw two touchdowns in the spring game but also fumbled four snaps, losing three; Eveld didn't lead his team to any points until the final minute of the game. The Bulls also have true freshman Mike White of Fort Lauderdale joining the team this fall.