Miami quarterback Evan Shirreffs received some encouraging personal news as he moves on from the program.
The rising junior will be permitted to transfer to three ACC schools (Duke, North Carolina and Virginia) — that he originally wasn’t allowed to play immediately, his father said to CBS Sports.
After Shirreffs appealed as a graduate transfer, a Miami appeals committee said he could transfer to those three schools within the conference. The decision was finalized Monday after the family sought clarification from a Friday decision.
Miami had previously blocked the back-up quarterback from playing immediately at all ACC schools and nonconference opponents in 2018 and 2019.
Shirreffs announced on Jan. 15 his decision to transfer from Miami.
I want to thank Coach Richt, the staff, and my teammates for an incredible 3 years at the University of Miami. I have decided to seek opportunities as a graduate transfer for my final 2 years of eligibility.
— Evan Shirreffs (@eshirreffs) January 15, 2018
Shirreffs is pursuing a degree in business finance and is looking for a top MBA program to continue his studies.
The appeals committee granted Sherriffs the opportunity with those three ACC schools due to their ranking in the top 25 MBA programs in the most recent U.S. News and World Report.
Per CBS Sports:
Miami cited policy in its student-athlete handbook in. Shirreffs would have been allowed to get financial aid at his next stop while sitting out a year in residence. Now, he can play immediately if he picks Duke, UNC, UVA or another program not on Miami’s list.
Shirreffs pushed Malik Rosier for the starting job last season in the spring and also in fall camp. However, Rosier earned the nod and started every game in 2017.
As a backup, Shirreffs went 2-of-7 for 16 yards last season.
As a three-star prospect from Georgia, Shirreffs committed to Miami when Al Golden was Miami’s head coach.
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