by Ryan Adams
Clint Trickett, the former Florida State Seminole backup to quarterback EJ Manuel, is now a West Virginia Mountaineer, according to the Times. Trickett, who was released from his scholarship from FSU last month, still has two years of eligibility remaining despite graduating this month with a social science degree. He will compete for the starting job along with Paul Millard and Ford Childress to replace Geno Smith who was drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of this year's NFL draft last month.
Trickett had said that USF was on his list of schools he was strongly considering transferring to last month but decided on his hometown university, instead. Last season with FSU, he played in eight games and went 22-for-34 for 272 yards as backup to Manuel who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills last month in the first round.