Vanderbilt saw four quarterbacks take snaps in 2019 with none of the four expected to return for the 2020 season. The Commodores signed three signal-callers in the class of 2020, but may be able to find more immediate help in a grad transfer.

Chase Brice, who is leaving Clemson with two seasons of immediate eligibility after serving as the Tigers’ backup quarterback, told Maven SI’s Commodore Country that he has heard from VU.

“Yes, I have been talking with Vanderbilt,” Brice told Greg Arias via text message.

Brice recently offered some insight into his recruitment when talking with Matt Connolly of South Carolina newspaper The State.

“There’s about five, six, seven schools that have a great opportunity for me to go in,” Brice told Connolly.

With Brice being from Georgia, there was speculation about a possible transfer to UGA, but Connolly notes that it’s unlikely after the Bulldogs signed Wake Forest grad transfer Jamie Newman. It also sounds like Vanderbilt won’t be competing with South Florida, where former Clemson assistant recently became the new head coach.

“There’s some Power 5 opportunities. To be honest I haven’t had any contact with anybody over at South Florida. I know it’s a hectic, busy time for them,” Brice told The State. “The next signing day is February 5th, so they’re probably trying to get guys that they need in some other spots, as well.”