South Carolina quarterback Connor Mitch will transfer following his graduation this summer, the school announced Friday.
The junior started the Gamecocks’ first two games last season before he was sidelined with a pair of season-ending injuries.
“Connor and I spoke today,” coach Will Muschamp said in a statement. “Connor has the opportunity to graduate from South Carolina this summer and will look to continue his playing career at another university in the fall. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Mitch was one of four quarterbacks vying for the Gamecocks starting role in 2016, but did not end the spring in a favorable position. Muschamp named senior Perry Orth and freshman Brandon McIlwain as co-starters in South Carolina’s post-spring depth chart.
In two games last season, Mitch threw for 165 yards and a touchdown, while completing 44.8 percent of his throws.
The 6-foot-4, 216-pounder will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“I have enjoyed my time at South Carolina and will graduate later this summer,” Mitch said. “I believe it’s in my best interest to continue my playing career at another school. I’d like to thank all the Gamecock fans for their support during my time in Columbia.”