While it won’t help this year, Auburn has drawn interest from the nation’s top available transfer quarterback.
Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham visited Auburn football practice Wednesday, according to AuburnSports.com’s Bryan Matthews.
Baylor transfer QB Jarrett Stidham at Auburn's practice Wed on unofficial visit. Has not made decision yet https://t.co/9mf4Lm0i82
— Bryan Matthews (@BMattAU) August 3, 2016
Stidham announced on July 7 that he would transfer from Baylor. He was granted his release from the school July 25. The former 4-star recruit announced his decision a little over a month after Baylor fired Art Briles, the head coach who recruited him. Baylor fired Briles because of his coaching staff’s mishandling of multiple allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence made against Baylor players under Briles’ watch.
Now Stidham is searching for his next school, and Auburn is one of the programs that has caught his attention. Stidham would be required to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules if he chose Auburn or another FBS school.
Stidham isn’t as mobile of a passer as Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has usually liked to use. He averaged less than two yards per carry last season.
However, the freshman threw for 1,265 yards with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions for the Bears in 2015. He played in 10 games, starting three after starting QB Seth Russell suffered a season-ending neck injury Oct. 24. However, his season also came to an early end thanks to an ankle injury against Oklahoma State on Nov. 21.