Gardner Minshew, a graduate transfer out of East Carolina, was expected to join Alabama this summer and play in Tuscaloosa. Instead, Minshew will head west and join Washington State.
The quarterback announced on Twitter his decision.
Proud to announce that I’ll be playing my last year of college ball at Washington State! Thank you to God for His many blessings, Coach Leach for this opportunity, and my family for their unwavering support. Go Cougs! pic.twitter.com/il77UHco0T
— Gardner Minshew (@GardnerMinshew5) March 20, 2018
Minshew announced that he would be leaving ECU in January for personal reasons and Alabama was the clear favorite to land his services for the year.
An unique, and unfortunate, quarterback situation in Pullman with the Cougars as Luke Falk graduated and his successor, Tyler Hilinski, committed suicide in January, leaving Mike Leach’s team without any real experience at the position.
During his junior season in 2017, Minshew threw for 2,140 yards and 16 touchdowns as the Pirates struggled to a 3-9 season, including 2-6 in the American Athletic Conference.