Former Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook transferring to Florida State

Alex Hornibrook, a three-year starter at Wisconsin is headed to Florida State as a graduate transfer

Alex Hornibrook, a three-year starter at Wisconsin is headed to Florida State as a graduate transfer

Last month, Hornibrook said he would transfer from Wisconsin after he graduates from business school in May.

Hornibrook, who started the past three seasons for the Badgers, has one year of eligibility remaining. He showed some flashes of promise, but could be a source of frustration for Badgers fans. He went 26-6 as a starter, including a 13-1 mark and an Orange Bowl victory in 2017.

Wisconsin had College Football Playoff aspirations entering 2018, but fell short. Blackman appeared in four games as Francois' backup past year, but he started most of the 2017 season as a true freshman after Francois went down in that season opener. Florida State is coming off a disappointing season in which it finished with a 5-7 record.

For the second straight year, with the caveat of top target Lance LeGendre committing to Maryland, Florida State head coach Willie Taggart did not get a quarterback on National Signing Day.

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He followed that season up with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2018 and was replaced by Jack Coan as Hornibrook dealt with injuries.

Based on his time in Tallahassee so far, Blackman presumably has the inside track to start over Hornibrook - but at least there's some competition now.

Hornibrook joins redshirt sophomore James Blackman, Louisville transfer Jordan Travis, walk-on Nolan McDonald and recent Western Michigan transfer Wyatt Rector on the roster.

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