Clint Trickett is headed back to Morgantown, this time as a West Virginia University quarterback.
Trickett, a redshirt junior who spent the last two seasons as a Florida State backup, announced the move Wednesday morning on his Twitter account.
"This whole process was really trying to find the best fit for me," Trickett said Wednesday afternoon. "I was trying to find the best fit for me where I would be getting the chance to play, but also the chance to win. I wanted to go somewhere we could win. All signs pointed to West Virginia, and that just happened to be home."
Trickett spent seven years in West Virginia while his father, current FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett, served in the same role at WVU. The younger Trickett also visited South Florida and Auburn before deciding on the Mountaineers.
"WVU football welcomes Clint Trickett home," WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen said in a news release. "He basically grew up in Morgantown, and I know he feels very comfortable here. He's an excellent student and grew up around the game of football, which shows in his composure on the field. I am excited that he has decided to finish his career as a Mountaineer."
Trickett will have two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately as a graduate transfer. He earned his bachelor's degree in social science this spring. FSU announced he was leaving its program on April 17, a few days after the Seminoles' spring game, where it became apparent Jameis Winston had emerged as the front-runner for the starting quarterback job.
Trickett will enter a WVU quarterback competition with redshirt freshman Ford Childress and junior Paul Millard, as all three try to replace the school's all-time leading passer Geno Smith, who taken in the second round in last week's NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
In the Mountaineers' spring game, Millard completed 16 of 27 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns, while Childress went 14 of 21 for 169 yards, a touchdown and an interception.