Redshirt junior quarterback Greyson Lambert announced his intention to transfer from Virginia on Saturday. The former starting signal caller for the Cavaliers, he started nine of the team's 12 games last season. Since he has already graduated academically, he is able to play immediately for whichever school he chooses to attend with two years of eligibility remaining.
Lambert went 3-7 as a starter last season but had a passer rating well over 100 in nearly all of his starters. Most notably, he passed for 200-plus yards in all of his games after returning following a three-game absence in the middle of the season.
With Lambert's departure, Virginia is left with only one scholarship quarterback on the roster: Matt Johns. He is the seventh quarterback to transfer since 2012 and the second in less than a week. Corwin Cutler, a redshirt freshman, announced on Thursday that he was also departing the program. Whoever starts next season for the Cavs will be their fourth starting quarterback in as many seasons.
It's not yet known where Lambert will land. Boston College offered Lambert out of high school along with a host of other schools. The 6'5", 220-pound product of Jesup, Georgia was also offered scholarships from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Mississippi State, Purdue, South Carolina, and NC State. He is a lanky, pocket-style passer and committed to Virginia back in 2011 during BC's Frank Spaziani era.