JACKSONVILLE — Two former four-star football players are transferring to Jacksonville State.
Former Clemson backup quarterback Zerrick Cooper announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he is headed to JSU. He joins former Auburn linebacker Tre Threat, who confirmed on Twitter last week that he will transfer to Jacksonville State.
Cooper redshirted at Clemson in 2016. This past season he appeared in 10 games. In 104 snaps behind center, he completed 25 of 41 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 18 yards on 10 carries. He completed 10 of 14 for 88 yards after Clemson starting quarterback Kelly Bryant was injured at Syracuse on Oct. 13.
Because he is moving from an FBS school to the FCS, he is allowed to play immediately. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
He will compete against All-Ohio Valley Conference quarterback Bryant Horn, backup Kendrick Doss and redshirt freshman Zion Webb for playing time.
Cooper, a 6-foot-2, 203-pound Jonesboro, Ga., native, was a former Elite 11 and four-star quarterback.
Threat has played two years at Auburn and has two years remaining. A former Under Armour All-American and four-star linebacker, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Spanish Fort native announced Dec. 19 he was leaving Auburn.
He played in 13 games as a freshman in 2016 and finished with three tackles. This past spring, he moved to Buck defensive end but shifted to tight end during the season. He appeared in four games.