TUSCALOOSA — Former Alabama quarterback David Cornwell is headed west. The redshirt sophomore announced over Twitter on Friday that he will transfer to Nevada next season. Cornwell will have two years of eligibility left with the Wolf Pack.
“With great excitement, I’m transferring to @nevadareno!” Cornwell tweeted. “Dream is to play and contribute @nevadafootball w/ last two years of eligibility.”
Cornwell, 6-foot-5, 228 pounds, announced that he would transfer in December, but stayed with the team throughout its run in the College Football Playoffs. He graduated from Alabama last month.
A foot injury cost Cornwell a shot to compete for the starting job in preseason camp. This season, he appeared late in games against Kent State and Mississippi State but did not attempt a pass. Cornwell was rated as a four-star recruit and was the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Fellow backup Cooper Bateman also announced last month that he will be transferring from the program. Bateman, a redshirt junior, has also graduated from Alabama. When Bateman transfers, it will leave Jalen Hurts as the only returning scholarship quarterback on the Tide’s roster.