HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall will have one less quarterback on its roster when preseason camp commences later this summer. Athletics Department officials confirmed redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Garvin will transfer.
Garvin’s decision to transfer is not surprising after the Tyrone, Ga., native became the odd man out in the Thundering Herd quarterback battle. Junior transfer Michael Birdsong was named the No. 1 quarterback following the spring game with junior Gunnar Holcombe next on the depth chart.
Garvin was jumped on the depth chart by mid-year enrollee Chase Litton, a 6-foot-6 and 207-pounder who impressed coaches and was mention by Doc Holliday as still having a chance to compete for the starting job during the first weeks of fall camp.
Garvin made his intentions known through is twitter account Thursday afternoon.
Garvin was reshirted last season and never played in a game at Marshall. He was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com coming out of Sandy Creek High School and also received scholarship offers from UAB, Arkansas State, Charlotte, FIU, Georgia State, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi and Western Kentucky.
He could have four years of eligibility left if he decided to transfer down to the FCS level.