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Reports: Former Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook visiting Florida State

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He’s talkin’ bout the Noles.

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Former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook, who entered the transfer portal a little over a week ago, is currently enjoying the sun in Tallahassee as a potential landing spot, according to a couple of reports.

Wayne McGahee III of the Tennessee Democrat and Noles247’s Chris Nee both reported that Hornibrook is officially visiting Florida State University on Friday.

Hornibrook is one of the most successful quarterbacks in Wisconsin history, in terms of his 26-6 record as a starter, and would bring a lot of experience to a depleted Seminoles’ quarterback room that currently features 37 total pass completions from the 2018 season. He completed 122 of 205 passes (59.5 percent) with 13 touchdowns and 11 picks last year, though symptoms associated with a head injury limited him to only nine games played.

Wisconsin announced his departure from the program on Feb. 27, and Hornibrook’s Instagram post that same day stated he intends to graduate from UW’s Business School. That would give him one year left of eligibility as a grad transfer.

If he chose FSU, the 2017 Orange Bowl MVP would be one of the leaders to take the reigns of the Noles offense in 2019 since, as McGahee reported, the only other scholarship quarterback on the roster who is eligible to play is redshirt sophomore James Blackman. Louisville transfer Jordan Travis is currently ineligible to play due to NCAA transfer rules.

Blackman also struggled with turnovers in 2017 with 11 interceptions (only one in 2018 in four games played), so this armchair analyst’s view on the competition is this: whoever takes care of the ball will get the starting nod.

FSU is looking to add quarterback depth after dismissing last year’s starter, Deondre Francois, in early February. Quite honestly, the Noles could (and have ZING) do a lot worse than having Hornibrook start in 2019.