AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn quarterback Bo Nix is in search of a new school.
The three-year starter said in a video posted to Instagram on Sunday that he plans to leave Auburn as a graduate transfer. Nix didn’t name any potential destinations. However, Florida, South Florida, and Central Florida are all possible landing spots for the talented star QB.
The former five-star recruit started the first 34 games of his career before a season-ending ankle injury against Mississippi State. LSU transfer T.J. Finley started the final two games for the Tigers, who finished 6-6 and are set to face Houston in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 28.
Nix may elect to reunite with former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn down in Orlando, or perhaps the Gators new head coach Billy Napier could make a strong case for why he should come to Gainesville. USF head coach Jeff Scott has the kind of offensive that could attract Nix to head to Tampa.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of other attractive landing spots like LSU, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Clemson, Penn State, and Maryland are all among the teams who want to land Nix
The son of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix called the decision to leave “the toughest I have ever made.”
“I have loved Auburn from the moment I knew Auburn,” Bo Nix said. “All I ever wanted to do was win a championship for Auburn. I can truthfully say that I’ve given everything that I have for that goal, and I have played in so many amazing games because of it.”
Auburn went 9-4 in Nix’s first season as a starter and 6-5 last year in the pandemic-shortened season. Coach Gus Malzahn was fired after the regular season concluded and Bryan Harsin was hired to replace him.
Nix completed 197 of 323 passes for 2,294 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also ran for four touchdowns.