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Report: Texas Tech QB Clayton Nicholas transfers to BGSU

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Clayton Nicholas was a three-star recruit in the class of 2012. (USATSI)
Clayton Nicholas was a three-star recruit in the class of 2012. (USATSI)
The most easily overlooked member of Texas Tech 's quarterbacking exodus has landed in an offense that might change that status come 2015.

Red Raider redshirt freshman Clayton Nicholas will transfer to Bowling Green to play for first-year head coach Dino Babers, the Toledo Blade reported Thursday. Nicholas had unofficially announced his intention to join the Falcons on his Twitter account on Dec. 31.

After redshirting under Tommy Tuberville in 2012, Nicholas fell to fourth-string on the Red Radier depth chart during Kliff Kingsbury's debut season in 2013, trailing true freshmen Davis Webb and Baker Mayfield and redshirt sophomore Michael Brewer.

Brewer and Mayfield have also announced plans to transfer, leaving Webb -- who started and impressed in Tech's upset win over Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl -- the only Red Raider quarterback still on the roster who has played in a collegiate game.

If Nicholas -- a three-star recruit in the class of 2012 who ranked among the top 25 pro-style quarterbacks in his class -- does have potential that went untapped in Lubbock, Bowling Green seems an optimal program to try and develop it. In Babers, the Falcons have hired an Art Briles protege whose Baylor-style offense turned Eastern Illinois into one of the FCS's most exciting teams and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo into arguably its biggest star.

Nicholas still has to win the job, of course. But the rewards for doing so may prove lavish.

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