Virginia junior quarterback Greyson Lambert announced via his Twitter account, that he will be transferring from the school. Lambert made the announcement on Saturday, saying it was the “hardest decision of my life. I love my brothers.”
— Greyson Lambert (@Greyson_Lambert) May 16, 2015
While already possessing his undergraduate degree, Lambert will be able to play immediately at the school of his choice. Plus, he got his degree rather quickly and will have two years of eligibility left.
Although he started nine games for the Cavilers last year, Lambert was pegged second on the depth chart behind Matt Johns heading into this year. Lambert is coming off a season where struggled and had trouble with consistency. He threw for 1,632 yards and 10 touchdowns, but also throwing 11 interceptions.
Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post added this addendum via Twitter:
U-Va. announces that QB Greyson Lambert has been granted release. Can't transfer to ACC school or school on the Cavs' 2015 or 2016 schedule.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) May 16, 2015
Redshirt freshman QB Corwin Cutle also announced he was leaving the program this past week. So, depth at quarterback could be a concern for the Cavs this year. Sophomore Andrew Mackay would now be poised to be backup at quarterback.
Heading into this year, the Cavaliers will now have their fourth different starting quarterback in four years. Virginia is coming off a 5-7 season (3-5 in the ACC). They will open their season on the road when they travel to UCLA on September 5.