Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook has taken a key step toward leaving the UW program.
Matt Zenitz of the Birmingham News and AL.com initially said that Hornibrook “has entered the NCAA transfer portal.”
Hornibrook confirmed the news on social media.
A post shared by Alex Hornibrook (@alexhornibrook) on Feb 27, 2019 at 12:58pm PST
In three seasons, Hornibrook has a 60.5 completion percentage, 155 passing yards per game and 47 touchdown passes with 33 interceptions.
Hornibrook will enter his senior year of football in 2019, but this is his senior academic year at Wisconsin, which means that he can transfer to any university to play his final year of college football if he takes graduate classes in 2019-20.
The Badgers are bringing in Graham Mertz, a four-star recruit from Blue Valley North High School in Kansas, as a freshman next year.
Wisconsin has never had a consensus All-American at quarterback. The last times UW have truly contended for a national championship, they had Ron Vander Kelen in 1962 (who set a Rose Bowl passing record that year) and Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson in 2011.
Wilson transferred to UW from N.C. State using the same portal that Hornibrook might take advantage of to leave, if he chooses.