Former UCLA Quarterback J.J. Millweard Transferring to Kansas

Jul 22, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis speaks to the media during the Big 12 media days at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Another highly rated quarterback is transferring from a big school to come to Kansas. This time it is UCLA quarterback T.J. Millweard, who is leaving the Los Angeles program after just one season.

Here’s Millweard what Rustin Dodd wrote in the Kansas City Star:

“I’m already starting the process of applying,” Millweard told Rivals.com, “and I hope to be back and start school (at KU) on Monday.”

Millweard, a native of Coleyville, Texas, was the 23rd rated pro-style quarterback in the country in the class of 2012, according to Rivals.com. He chose UCLA over Arizona State and Arkansas, but soon found himself desiring a return closer to home.

“I grew up in the Midwest and the South,” Millweard told the Los Angeles Times earlier this week. “UCLA is a great school, but it is a different fit for who I am.”

Charlie Weis has landed three highly regarded quarterbacks via transfer in the 19 months he has been Kansas’ head football coach: Dayne Crist (Notre Dame), Jake Heaps (BYU) and now Millweard. What helped Weis this time is Millweard has spent a lot of time in Kansas City and is thought to have family here.

“I was raised watching KU basketball and football,” Millweard told Rivals. “I was blown away with the visit. It is a beautiful campus. It was a great experience watching practice. Coach Weis is a phenomenal coach. He has the NFL experience.”

Millweard will have three years of eligibility after he sits out this season, by rule. It is anticipated Heaps will start this season and next. After that the competition for the starting quarterback spot will be between Montell Cozart and Jordan Darling, each of whom are freshman this season.

 

 

Topics: Kansas Jayhawks, T.J. Millweard

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