Virginia QB Lambert set to transfer

Greyson Lambert, who fell down the depth chart following spring football, has decided to transfer from Virginia. The 2014 starting signal-caller for the Cavaliers tweeted on Saturday that he will transfer out of the program. Lambert began his playing career in 2013 as a redshirt freshman when he appeared in seven games. He then beat out David Watford for the starting gig to begin 2014, and he started nine games before getting injured. He passed for 1,632 yards and had 10 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. Cavaliers head coach Mike London placed Matt Johns atop the depth chart at quarterback after spring ball this offseason, noting that the competition "wasn't close." That likely was a deciding factor in Lambert choosing to leave the program. Lambert becomes the second Virginia quarterback to leave the program in recent days. Redshirt freshman Corwin Cutler tweeted on Thursday that he was going to transfer. And Watford, who spent four seasons at Virginia, decided earlier in the offseason to transfer to Hampton, where he will play as a redshirt senior. For the Hoos, it looks like sophomore Andrew Mackay will become the top backup to Johns now that Lambert is leaving. Meanwhile, Lambert is scheduled to graduate on June 23, so he will be eligible to play this fall with two years of eligibility remaining. Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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