Mississippi State QB announces transfer via Twitter
Mississippi State quarterback Elijah Staley has announced he is transferring via his Twitter account.
— Elijah Staley (@ES14_) August 12, 2016
Staley was battling Nick Fitzgerald, Nick Tiano and Damian Williams during fall camp, and the competition is now down to three.
The 6-foot-6 redshirt sophomore Staley certainly looks like an athletic quarterback, the most athletic of the four, but it’s unlikely he would have won the starting quarterback job. He was pretty rough around the edges as a passer.
Staley finished with 36 completions for 428 yards during Mississippi State’s first two scrimmages and the spring game, which were the most by any State quarterback.
“I think I’ve improved a lot,” Staley said this spring. “I got better every day. I’ve just been working on being the best I can be each and every day. I felt like I’ve had a very good spring.”
Staley is a former three-star prospect at Marietta High in Georgia, and he played both football and basketball.
Most figure Fitzgerald will be the starter.