NCAA transfer portal's best player? Wake Forest announces starting QB Jamie Newman leaving the program as grad transfer
In a bit of stunning news, Wake Forest has announced starting quarterback Jamie Newman is leaving the program. The school announced the news on Tuesday.
If you haven’t been following the Wake Forest program under Dave Clawson, you probably don’t know Newman is likely now the biggest name in the NCAA transfer portal as the junior signal-caller will be eligible immediately next season as a graduate transfer.
Newman completed over 60 percent of his passes last fall for 2,868 yards with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also added another 574 rushing yards and six touchdowns for Wake Forest this season.
“Jamie informed me today that he will finish his eligibility at another school as a graduate transfer,” Clawson said Monday in a released statement. “We appreciate Jamie’s contribution to our program’s success and wish him well as he continues his career.”
Newman was named the 2018 Birmingham Bowl MVP following Wake Forest’s win over Memphis. Newman led Wake Forest to an 8-5 record this season.
While we don’t yet know which SEC programs will be in need of a starting quarterback for the 2020 season, expect Newman to hear from each and every program that’s looking for some added depth under center.
If you haven’t seen Newman in action, check out his 2019 season highlight reel: