College football grad transfer news

Gardner Minshew, the grad transfer who gained national attention after committing to Alabama, is changing direction. The East Carolina quarterback is now heading to Washington State. Minshew expressed a belief that playing in the Cougars' system will give him a better shot at the NFL. Stay tuned to see if Alabama looks into another graduate transfer on the market.

Also, Denzel Fisher, a defensive back, is taking his graduate transfer from UCLA. He spent three years as a reserve for the Bruins and will graduate this spring. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Two SEC giants land grad transfers

Alabama has taken on their second graduate transfer this off-season. Gardner Minshew, a quarterback, joins the Crimson Tide from East Carolina. While other schools kicked the tires around Minshew, he's been linked to Alabama from day one. He's from Mississippi and played his college football in the JUCO ranks there before heading to East Carolina, so this move makes sense. He's likely being brought in for depth, as Alabama is currently a bit light when it comes to QB's. Minshew has a year of eligibility remaining, with the potential for a second year.

Meanwhile, Trevor Wood is taking his grad transfer to Texas A&M. Wood saw time at both tight end and on the defensive line for Arizona, but he's heading to College Station to play on offense. He was a role player for the Wildcats, but figures to be right in the mix under the new Aggies staff.

A pair of Kansas State grad transfers and other news

Dominique Heath, a wide receiver, has announced his intention to take a graduate transfer for his last year of eligibility. He posted 200 yards receiving last season, and leaves Kansas State with just under 1,000 yards for his career. He'll graduate in May.

Dalvin Warmick will also graduate in May and then play his final season of college football elsewhere. Warmick is a running back and averaged about 5 yards a carry in a backup role last season.

They join running back Winston Dimmel as Wildcats who have taken grad transfers this off-season.

Meanwhile, there may be mutual interest between Alabama and grad transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew. Minshew left East Carolina last month, and Alabama is looking for quarterback depth. Stay tuned.