Another Gus Malzahn signee leaving? Auburn quarterback enters NCAA transfer portal
Auburn’s quarterback depth may soon be taking a hit as freshman signal-caller Chayil Garnett has entered the NCAA transfer portal. This news was first reported by Matt Zentiz of AL.com.
Garnett signed with Auburn over scholarship offers from Duke, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, and Temple, among others in the 2020 recruiting cycle. He did not make an appearance on the field during his only season with Auburn.
This news comes after defensive linemen Jay Hardy and Jaren Handy each made the same decisions following the end of Bryan Harsin’s first spring at Auburn. Hardy entered the portal on Monday.
What do all these players have in common? They signed with Auburn during the Gus Malzahn era, none of them signed to play for Harsin.
Here is a look at Garnett’s bio from Auburn’s official team site:
2020: Did not see game action this season
High School: Highly rated dual-threat quarterback prospect who arrived at Auburn in January … injury limited his play to eight games as a senior for Coach Bill Castle … passed for 2,028 yards, 18 touchdowns as a junior at Lake Wales High … Lakeland Ledger Super 16 … member of National Honor Society … also played basketball, soccer and baseball … ranked among the top 15 prospects at his position by PrepStar, ESPN … Florida top 60 by ESPN