After announcing his intention to leave Florida State at the end of this semester, schools such as USF, Kentucky and West Virginia were immediately mentioned as possible landing places for the quarterback, who will have two years of eligibility remaining. Reached late Wednesday, Trickett said he preferred to let the transfer process play out and not discuss the current state of affairs, but he did confirm that WVU is high on his interest list.
Multiple sources confirmed that Trickett had spoken with at least one member of the West Virginia staff, and he is expected to be in attendance at the Mountaineers' Gold-Blue game on Saturday.
Trickett has received a release from Florida State, and coupled with his expected graduation next month, would be immediately eligible to play in Division 1.
During his career at FSU, he played in 17 games, completing 66 of 106 passes for 947 yards and seven touchdowns. His best game came in relief of injured E.J. Manuel against Clemson in 2011, when he threw for 336 yards and three scores against Clemson, earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors.