Former Virginia starting quarterback Greyons Lambert is headed to the SEC. The graduate transfer from Jesup, Ga. told ESPN's Joe Schad on Wednesday that he will transfer to the University of Georgia. This comes a day after head coach Mark Richt confirmed that his program had interest in Lambert.
Lambert had a rocky career at UVa. Hailed as the starter prior to the 2014 season, Lambert was pulled in the team's first game against UCLA and split time with Matt Johns before eventually retaking the full-time role later in the season. An ankle injury also caused him to miss three games. For the year, he had a 59.0 percent completion percentage with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
The decision to transfer came as no surprise after Lambert was listed second on the post-spring depth chart behind Johns. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining.
Judging by what Lambert posted on Twitter, it's probably safe to say location played a factor in his decision to go to Georgia.
Go Dawgs! pic.twitter.com/GUetQAdtFy
— Greyson Lambert (@Greyson_Lambert) June 3, 2015
With Hutson Mason's departure, Georgia finds itself in need of a new starting quarterback. No one emerged as the leader this spring among Brice Ramsey, Falton Bauta and Jacob Park and Lambert is expected to compete for the starting role. For those of you keeping score at home, that means a quarterback who lost the starting job at UVa is going to compete for the starting job at an SEC school. That's not a typical trajectory.
Virginia head coach Mike London will really need a strong season out of Johns this year, especially if Lambert wins the job in Georgia.