Ex-FSU QB Trickett chooses West Virginia

Former Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett has decided to transfer to West Virginia, the player told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Trickett will start classes May 20 and is immediately eligible to compete for the starting job this fall.

Last month, Trickett decided to leave Florida State after it became apparent redshirt freshman Jameis Winston had an edge in the race to become the team's starting quarterback.

In two seasons as the backup to EJ Manuel, Trickett went 66-of-106 for 947 yards and seven touchdowns with four interceptions. At West Virginia, he will enter yet another quarterback competition, this one with Paul Millard and Ford Childress. Trickett has ties to the program, as his father served as an offensive line coach there for seven years.