After a strong career in South Bend with the Fighting Irish, quarterback Brandon Wimbush has decided to play his final year elsewhere upon graduation. The 6-2, 222-pounder has been rumored to end up at Penn State, which is the betting favorite according to some in that platform. It was actually the school he was committed to back in high school before eventually de-committing and ending up at Notre Dame.
However, my sources are indicating that UCF is the favorite to land him at this point and multiple sources believe that’s where he’s leaning as of today. In fact, I’m told he’s visiting UCF this weekend to give them his full consideration. With the plan in place to move quickly, don’t be surprised to see the Knights land him if all goes well.
Following a 3-0 start to the season, Wimbush was eventually replaced by head coach Brian Kelly with quarterback Ian Book ahead of the Wake Forest. Book performed well throughout the season, only being replaced by Wimbush ahead of the Florida State game due to an injury. The Fighting Irish finished the season 12-0 before losing to Clemson in the College Football Playoffs.
Wimbush entered the 2018 campaign as Notre Dame’s starting quarterback after starting 12 games the previous year. During that junior season, Wimbush was the only FBS quarterback to lead his team to four wins against teams that finished in the AP Top-25. He completed 49.5 percent of his passes for 1,870 yards and 16 touchdowns to six interceptions while rushing for 803 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Wimbush, who was a four-star recruit in the 2015 recruiting class rated the nation’s No. 3 dual threat according to the 247Sports Composite, holds a career completion percentage of 50.5 over 20 appearances with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.