Former Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy plans to transfer to Boston College to reunite with Steve Addazio, according to sources close to the situation.
Murphy, who graduated from Florida in December, is working to enroll as early as this week and has verbally committed to the coaching staff, according to the sources. He'll have one season of eligibility left.
Addazio recruited Murphy out of Wethersfield, Conn., while serving as Urban Meyer's offensive coordinator at UF. Murphy is expected to compete for the starting job at BC, which went 7-6 in Addazio's first season while employing a power-run offense. Florida coach Will Muschamp had denied that he blocked Murphy from attending BC or Louisville, where former Florida assistant Charlie Strong coached before taking the Texas job.
Muschamp has said the UF quarterback job will be an open competition but many believe Driskel has a firm hold on the starting job for 2014. Playing most of the season without Driskel, the Gators averaged just 18.8 points and 316.7 yards per game, figures that ranked last in the 14-team SEC.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Murphy can be a dual threat for BC if the Eagles want to use him that way. He's an above-average runner. Murphy started six games for Florida after Jeff Driskel went down with injury, completing 112-of-185 passes for 1,216 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions before hurting his shoulder.
Murphy is still rehabbing a shoulder injury but should be ready for spring practices. He's expected to work with Travis Meyer of Five-Star Quarterbacks when back home in Connecticut. Murphy worked with Five Star out of Wethersfield High School.