Ex-Kentucky QB Patrick Towles transfers to BC
Nearly three weeks after leaving the SEC, Patrick Towles has landed at an ACC football program.
On social media Friday evening, Towles announced on a couple of social media platforms that he will be transferring to Boston College and continuing his collegiate playing career with the Eagles. As Towles will be coming to Steve Addazio‘s program as a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play in 2016 and compete for the starting job immediately next season. That season will serve as the junior’s final season of eligibility.
It’s at this point in the program where we note that the school has yet to publicly announce Towles’ addition to the roster.
Towles had been supplanted by freshman Drew Barker toward the end of the 2015 season, triggering his decision to transfer from Kentucky late last month. Prior to that, he had thrown for the sixth-most yards (5,099) in school history.
At BC, Towles will join a team that has thrown the ball just 249 times this season vs. 502 runs. The Eagles had four players attempt at least 42 passes in 2015, and all four -- freshmen John Fadule, Troy Flutie and Jeff Smith, and sophomore Darius Wade -- will return in 2016.
Wade began the season as the starter, but a broken ankle against Florida State in mid-September set the stage for the signal-caller merry-go-round the remainder of the season.
UPDATED 6:53 p.m. ET: On Twitter, Boston College confirmed the addition of Towles.