FSU Lands Transfer Quarterback from Western Michigan Wyatt Rector

Florida State landed welcomed depth at the quarterback spot Sunday.

Former three-star quarterback Wyatt Rector of Leesburg High announced via Twitter that he is transferring to FSU after one season at Western Michigan. Rector will have to sit out the 2019 season unless he receives a hardship waiver from the NCAA.

“Excited to announce that I will be continuing my football career at Florida State University,” Rector announced on his personal Twitter. account.

“Thank you to Florida State’s coaching staff for the opportunity.”


The 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback hails from Leesburg, northwest of Orlando, and was the No. 31 dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class. He chose WMU out of high school over offers from Kent State, Virginia and Florida Atlantic.

As a senior at Leesburg in 2017, Rector amassed 3,242 passing yards, 918 rushing yards and had 44 total touchdowns (26 passing, 18 rushing).

He had two yards on one carry in his only season at WMU and was announced as a transfer to Division-II Lenoir-Rhyne back in January.

Rector will have four years of eligibility at FSU. He’ll be a preferred walk-on, but Noles247 reported that he could earn a scholarship this season if he receives a hardship waiver from NCAA for immediate eligibility.

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SOURCE: Tallahassee Democrat, Curt Weller