Announcing his decision to transfer in August of 2019, former USC Trojans QB Jack Sears now has a home, and a team for the 2020 season.
Sears is transferring to the Boise State Broncos and head coach Bryan Harsin. The former 4-star quarterback will battle it out with rising sophomore quarterback Hank Bachmeier, who had a tremendous freshman season before injury shortened his first year on campus.
This move didn’t come easy for Sears after he committed to transferring to San Diego State, ultimately backing off that commitment and forcing the Aztecs to look elsewhere. It’s interesting to note that Sears signed a grant-in aid waiver with SDSU but never actually took his first classes in the spring semester, all of course were after Brady Hoke was named the new head coach in San Diego.
Hoke did say he was happy that Sears did what he was comfortable with.
Now to Boise State it seems he’ll go, competing with Bachmeier as well as Chase Cord, who filled in with significant snaps last year due to injuries for the Broncos.
Sears attempted all of 29 total passes in one start with the Trojans back in 2018. He started against Arizona State and after a rocky first quarter, seemed to really catch fire. His start was, of course, ultimately upset by N’Keal Harry punt return touchdown that won the game for Arizona State but Sears completed 20-of-29 pass attempts for 235 yards and two scores.
It’s onward and upward for Sears after he clearly wasn’t taking the job from J.T. Daniels in 2018 and wasn’t anywhere on the depth chart essentially during fall camp of last year, prompting his decision.
He’s eligible immediately to play, transferring in as a graduate-transfer, so it’ll be interesting to see where he aligns on the depth chart.
Good luck Jack!