Georgia Tech football found on Monday that redshirt junior Quaide Weimerskirch will be transferring to University of West Florida.
Redshirt junior Quaide Weimerskirch will be leaving The Flats at the end of the spring semester, the redshirt junior a-back announced on Monday via his twitter account.
A Pace, Florida native announced that at the end of semester when he graduates, he will be transferring to the University of West Florida, a Division II program that made it to the Division II National Championship last season. UWF is about 20-minutes away from Weimerskirch’s hometown of Pace.
Once Weimerskirch lands at West Florida, he’ll have two years of eligibility left and will be able to play immediately as he will be dropping down from Division I football.
Weimerskirch was originally part of the Jackets 2015 recruiting class and was a three-star prospect. He was originally committed to Lousiana-Lafayette during his recruitment but later decommitted and committed to the Jackets in October of his senior season. He also held offers from Army, FAU, UAB, and USF.
As a true freshman in 2015, Weimerskirch redshirted after enrolling early. He got his first taste of action in 2016, playing in seven games, but saw just one carry that went for no-yards. This past fall, Weimerskirch saw a little more playing time, appearing in all eleven of the Jackets games on the season. In those 11 games, he got 16 carries for 70-yards and was able to pick up his first career touchdown in the process.
With his transfer, the Yellow Jackets are left with just two players who are considered b-backs. Those three players are KirVonte Benson and Jerry Howard. That being said both Christian Malloy and Jordan Ponchez-Mason are considered both a-backs and b-backs.