Former Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook is transferring to Florida State according to Chris Nee of 247 Sports.
Several other outlets have since confirmed Hornibrook’s transferring to Florida State after visiting the campus over the weekend. He will be immediately eligible to play, as he is set to graduate from Wisconsin in a few weeks.
Hornibrook was in larger part the starter for Wisconsin over the last three seasons, leading the Badgers to a 26-6 record while he was starting under center. In his first two seasons, he led the Badgers to victories in the Cotton and Orange Bowl. He has 5,438 passing yards, 47 touchdowns and 33 interceptions on 60.5% completion in his career.
Although Jack Coan took over for Hornibrook when he was injured last season, Hornibrook was likely going to be able to battle for the starting job once again for his senior season.
Florida State will get some much-needed depth at quarterback, as former starter Deiondre Francois was dismissed from the team following his girlfriend posting on Instagram claiming Francois abused her. She has since claimed to have been hacked.
James Blackman started in Francois’ absence in the 2017 season after Francois suffered a season-ending knee injury against Alabama in the opener that year. Blackman has thrown for 2,470 yards 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 59.2% completion in his career.
Blackman and Hornibrook are expected to compete for the starting job.