Former Texas Longhorns QB, Garrett Gilbert, is transferring to SMU. According to SMU sources, Gilbert will enroll in January. Gilbert visited an SMU practice two weeks ago.
Gilbert would not be eligible to play until 2013, so he will have to sit out the 2012 season. SMU is fine with Gilbert if he plays only 1 or 2 years. He could apply for an NCAA medical waiver, because of the injury he suffered early this season on the Texas Longhorns Football Team. There is a chance he could go pro after one year, depending on the right circumstances. He will be coached by June Jones. It should help him playing against Big East opponents instead of Big 12 opponents.
The move had been rumored for about four weeks, since Gilbert lost his starting job to David Ash and Case McCoy. In 2010, Gilbert threw 17 interceptions and 10 touchdowns and was named 2011 Texas Longhorns Day 1 starter.