According to a tweet from TheBigSpur, South Carolina will play host to former Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk for an official visit this weekend.
According to the official transfer announcement from Duke, Sirk graduated in May 2016 with a degree in political science and minor in education. Sirk is scheduled to complete degree requirements for a master’s degree in liberal studies this spring.
— TheBigSpur.com (@TheBigSpur247) March 30, 2017
In November of 2016, Sirk was granted an extension of eligibility by the NCAA, making him eligible to participate in the 2017 football season. Earlier that year, Sirk ruptured his left Achilles tendon. Sirk ruptured his right Achilles tendon in April of 2013.
Sirk started at quarterback for Duke in 2015, completing 251 of 427 throws for 2,625 yards with 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions, with a pass efficiency rating of 119.04. He also rushed 163 times for 803 yards and 8 scores.
South Carolina offensive coordinator Kurt Roper served in the same position at Duke when Sirk signed with the Blue Devils in 2012. Roper left Duke after the 2013 season when Will Muschamp hired him on as offensive coordinator at Florida in 2014.
With the transfer by Brandon McIlwain, South Carolina returns just two scholarship quarterback for 2017: Jake Bentley and Michael Scarnecchia. The Gamecocks also signed 3-star prospect Jay Urich in February.