The quarterback transfer pipeline to Kansas could be growing again.
Former UCLA quarterback T.J. Millweard, who was released from his scholarship earlier this week, was on campus at KU on Wednesday morning and took in practice as a spectator.
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Millweard, who was believed to be on an unofficial visit, was a redshirt in the UCLA program in 2012. He is currently exploring his options and will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out a year to comply with NCAA transfer rules.
A 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback from Coleyville, Texas, Millweard picked UCLA in 2012 over a final list of schools that included Arkansas and Arizona State.
“I grew up in the Midwest and the South,” Millweard told the Los Angeles Times earlier this week. “UCLA is a great school, but it is a different fit for who I am.”
When he left All Saints Episcopal High School (Fort Worth, Texas), Millweard was rated as the No. 23 pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals.com. He is also believed to have family connections in the Kansas City area.
He would become the third notable transfer quarterback in the last two years for Kansas coach Charlie Weis, who also attracted former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist and former BYU QB Jake Heaps to Kansas in January 2011. Crist was largely ineffective while playing last season as a graduate transfer, while Heaps, still just a junior, will take the reins this season.
“Hopefully,” Millweard said. “I’ll be able to find a spot that will give me the college experience I want.”
Pearce Slater, a junior college offensive lineman, continues to be missing from practice. After being a late arrival to fall camp, Slater returned home to California last weekend to deal with what KU officials deemed as a “family medical emergency.” On Wednesday, a KU official said Weis would have an update on Slater’s status when he meets the media on Friday.