Evan Shirreffs appears to have found a new home.
The junior quarterback announced Tuesday he plans to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He will be available to play for the Conference USA school immediately after graduating with a 3.9 GPA at Miami and has two years of eligibility remaining.
I’m excited to announce that I’m committed to UNC Charlotte for my final two years of eligibility! I can’t wait to move up to North Carolina this summer and get to work! pic.twitter.com/eN5QgeGkj9
— Evan Shirreffs (@eshirreffs) March 27, 2018
The announcement closes a saga that included a battle over where the Hurricanes backup quarterback was allowed to transfer.
Originally, the Miami athletic department restricted Shirreffs from transferring to another ACC school or any Hurricanes opponent over the next two years.
A Feb. 16 decision by the UM appeals committee, however, granted Shirreffs the opportunity to transfer to Duke, North Carolina or Virginia because those institutions’ MBA programs are ranked in the top 25 in the latest U.S. News and World Report.
It was believed Shirreffs would transfer to a school with a top MBA program. Charlotte’s program is not ranked nationally.
Charlotte returns both of its quarterbacks from a year ago, but neither had much success.
Redshirt senior Hasaan Klugh threw for 1,433 yards and 9 touchdowns in 10 games. He only completed 48.8 percent of his passes and tossed 11 interceptions. Redshirt senior Brooks Barden made three appearances, throwing for 119 yards and 2 interceptions.
The 49ers have five other quarterbacks on the roster.
The Jefferson, Ga. native announced his decision to transfer Jan. 15 on Twitter. He was the backup to redshirt junior Malik Rosier in 2017, seeing action in four games, while only completing 2 of his 7 pass attempts for 16 yards.