Report: Jackson to explore transfer from UB

Bulls quarterback Tyree Jackson has one year left of eligibility

Joe DiBiase
December 26, 2018 - 2:18 pm

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The UB Bulls are coming off their best season in program history, led by two offensive stars who are projected to go to the NFL.Wide receiver Anthony Johnson will most likely be selected on one of the first two days of the NFL Draft in 2019. Quarterback Tyree Jackson's status was up in the air between returning to UB or going into the draft.

Now, it seems he may be going a third route that not many of us had thought about.

Originally reported by Pete Thamel from Yahoo! Sports, Jackson has requested to be put in the NCAA transfer portal, which means he is exploring the option of transferring schools.

Several other reporters have backed up this report, but there has been no confirmation yet from the team or Jackson.

The Bulls quarterback has one year left of NCAA eligibility. Jackson going into the transfer portal does not necessarily mean that he definitely will transfer to a different school. The Miami Hurricanes and Nebraska Cornhuskers are teams looking for a quarterback that could make sense if he does decide to transfer.

Standing at 6' 7" and 245-pounds, Jackson will certainly garner interest around the NCAA. This wouldn't be the first time a talented Bulls quarterback has transferred. In 2009, Zach Maynard put up big stats before leaving for the University of California to play with the Golden Bears the next year.

Statistically, Jackson had a great year with over 3,000 yards passing and 28 touchdowns. His struggles with accuracy is one thing keeping him from being a top NFL draft pick as of now. Last year, he had just a 55-percent completion rate.

Other quarterbacks currently on the Bulls roster include last year's backup, and upcoming junior Kyle Vantrease. UB also has local product, and upcoming sophomore Matt Myers. In 2017, Myers won the state championship as a senior at West Seneca West.

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