Former University of Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien has committed to play for the Wisconsin Badgers, according to the USA Today.
Badgers head coach Bret Bielema announced the team’s new quarterback on Wednesday.
After a dismal 2-10 season under the Terps’ second-year head coach Randy Edsall, O’Brien and two other teammates requested to transfer to Vanderbilt, who is coached by the former Terps’ offensive coordinator James Franklin. Edsall previously denied the transfer; however, he then reversed his decision and filed a formal complaint with the ACC, accusing Franklin of improper contact with O’Brien.
O’Brien will be replacing Russell Wilson who has entered the upcoming NFL draft. Wilson played one year for the Badgers after leaving North Carolina State, leading Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl. O’Brien has already graduated; however, he has two more years of eligibility remaining.