Gilbert not enrolling in January

Former starting Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert will not enroll at SMU this January as previously expected. The junior will graduate from UT in May and then come to SMU as a graduate student this summer. He will likely be eligible to play for the Mustangs this fall.

Garrett Gilbert will not enroll at SMU in January as previously expected.

The former Texas quarterback will graduate from UT in May with a degree in Physical Culture in Sport and will come to SMU in the summer to begin graduate school. He isn't sure what he'd like to focus on as a graduate student yet.

Gilbert graduating from Texas and enrolling at SMU as a graduate student likely means that he will be eligible to play this coming fall rather than sitting out a year, per NCAA transfer rules.

As of right now, SMU will have five quarterbacks on campus in the fall of 2012—Kyle Padron, Conner Preston, Stephen Kaiser and incoming freshman Neal Burcham.

Gilbert, a junior, started in all 12 games for the Longhorns in 2010 and the first two of 2011 before being benched halfway through UT's second game of the year against BYU.

He threw for 2,744 yards, 10 touchdowns and 17 interceptions during Texas' uncharacteristic 5-7 season in 2010. In the two games he played this year, he was 15 of 31 for 247 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.

Following the BYU game, Gilbert had season-ending shoulder surgery. A few weeks later, he announced he was transferring to SMU for a fresh start.

Gilbert will have two years of eligibility as a Mustang.


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