Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush is transferring to Central Florida.
The grad transfer announced on Instagram on Tuesday he will be playing for the Knights next year.
“The journey continues on,” Wimbush wrote. “A sincere thank you to Notre Dame for giving me endless opportunities on and off the field. Words truly can not describe what this incredible University and the PEOPLE mean to me and always will mean to me. I’m truly thankful. Cannot say it enough.
“With that being said, I am excited to announce that UCF has granted me an awesome opportunity to play my last year of collegiate football for their great University. Thank you to Coach Heupel, and Coach Lebby for this incredible opportunity. Looking forward to winning em all!”
— Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) January 15, 2019
Wimbush led the Fighting Irish to a 10-3 record in 2017 as the team’s starter. During that campaign, he threw for 1,870 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions while rushing for 804 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He started 2018 as Notre Dame’s QB, but was replaced by Ian Book in Week 4 of the season.
Central Florida returns two quarterbacks with starting experience in McKenzie Milton and Darriel Mack, but Milton is recovering from a serious leg injury toward the end of the season. Mack started in place of Milton during the last part of the year.
Since Wimbush is a grad transfer, he can play immediately upon arriving to Central Florida.