Boston College received a big boost in its quarterback depth, as Florida transfer Tyler Murphy will reportedly transfer to the Eagles.
Murphy reunites with former offensive coordinator Steve Addazio, who, along with former Gators QB coach Scott Loeffler, helped bring the Connecticut native to the Swamp. Having graduated from Florida in December, Murphy will be eligible to play this season as a fifth-year graduate. He has one year of eligibility remaining.
This is huge news for BC who will be losing both Chase Rettig and Mike Marscovetra to graduation. Murphy, who started six games for the Gators last season, will immediately get the chance to be a starter for the Eagles. He'll most likely battle true freshman Darius Wade for the starting gig. Wade is already on campus having enrolled early.
After Florida starting QB Jeff Driskel went down with a season-ending knee injury, Murphy started six games for the Gators. The dual threat QB ended the year completing 112-of-185 passes for 1,216 yards, six TDs and five INTs and adding three scores on the ground before re-injuring a shoulder injury in a loss to Vanderbilt, an injury he originally sustained in the LSU game.
Originally recruited by Addazio at Florida and hailing from Connecticut, Boston College appears to be a great fit for Murphy. He's a mobile quarterback who can run and has experience against good defenses, so he should be ready to jump in right away. Murphy is currently rehabbing his shoulder and will be ready to go by the time spring ball rolls around.
A 6-foot-2, 190 pound dual-threat quarterback out of Connecticut, Murphy committed to Florida over claimed offers from Fordham, Syracuse and Temple. Coming out of high school, the QB was regarded as a three-star recruit per ESPN and 247; two stars from Rivals and Scout.
Murphy is the second Gator to join the program this offseason, joining fellow fifth-year transfer offensive lineman Ian Silberman.
Welcome to the Heights, Tyler!