Clemson not interested in Missouri QB Gabbert
CLEMSON -- The Clemson football staff does not have an interest in Missouri transfer quarterback Tyler Gabbert, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Gabbert, the younger brother of NFL first-round pick Blaine Gabbert, announced his intention to transfer on Monday. His father told the Columbia (Mo.) Tribune that his son was considering Clemson as a destination, with the Tigers being an attractive option because of their unsettled quarterback situation.
The 6-foot, 190-pound Gabbert is not thought to have the potential to develop into an elite quarterback like his brother did at Missouri. Tyler Gabbert was the 17th-rated quarterback in the nation in the 2010 class according to Rivals.com, and lost out in a quarterback competition this spring.
Clemson does not have an interest in Gabbert in part because he is not an elite prospect and also because he could dissuade a higher rated quarterback recruit from joining the program in the next several recruiting cycles.
Tajh Boyd is set to replace Kyle Parker as the Clemson starting quarterback this fall, and Clemson signed three quarterbacks in its 2011 signing class.