Jacob Park, who left Georgia last summer after it became evident he wouldn’t win the quarterback job, has finally surfaced at another school.
Park will sign with Iowa State on Wednesday, he told 247Sports.com.
Last spring Park, then a redshirt freshman, competed with Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta to be the starting quarterback. But it quickly became obvious that Park was third in the running, as Ramsey and Bauta got most of the snaps. Then, when Greyson Lambert transferred in from Virginia, Park left the team.
Initially Park’s high school coach told reporters that his former player would enroll at a junior college in Texas. But Park never enrolled there. He laid low, attended a technical college and attended Georgia’s win over Penn State in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
“I played in a church flag football league back home for three months,” Park told 247Sports.com. “I got my fixes.”
Of the three quarterbacks who competed at Georgia last spring, only one remains with the team: Ramsey, who has never actually started a game, and instead became the starting punter. Bauta started one game and transferred in the offseason to Colorado State.
Park was named South Carolina’s Mr. Football after his senior season at Stratford High School. He drew rave reviews from teammates as a freshman running the scout team, blending a good arm with some mobility. But he never gained any traction last spring, and after almost a year out of the spotlight, he’s back in a power-5 conference.