Vanderbilt may be about to add another quarterback to the mix of competition during fall camp.
LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers told NOLA that he is planning on transferring to Vanderbilt, although nothing has been made official yet.
“I took a visit there and really enjoyed it,” said Rivers. “It’s a good option for me because it’s really close to home. It’s not official and I’m still trying to get everything worked out. I’m still open. I’m going to see how things are going to work out.”
Stephen Rivers informed LSU in February he would transfer.
Rivers is different from either of the two Vanderbilt quarterbacks who are currently battling for the job this spring in Johnny McCrary and Patton Robinette. The 6-7 Rivers is a pocket passer, while the other two are dual-threat quarterbacks. He would at least be another option for Derek Mason and offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell.
Rivers slipped to No. 3 on the depth chart last season behind Zach Mettenberger and Anthony Jennings. Since Rivers is graduating this spring, he’ll be able to play immediately in 2014 without sitting out a year due to transfer rules. He’ll have two full years of eligibility left.
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