Quarterback Kelly Bryant, who walked away from Clemson earlier this season after losing his starting job, will make an unofficial visit to the University of North Carolina this weekend, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.
He reportedly will be in attendance Saturday when the Tar Heels (1-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) play host to Virginia Tech (3-2, 2-0).
Bryant led the Tigers to the ACC championship and the College Football Playoff semifinals last year but was replaced as the starter by freshman Trevor Lawrence after Clemson got off to a 4-0 start this season.
A college graduate, Bryant will be immediately eligible to play one last season at another school next year.
Bryant won 16 of his 18 starts for Clemson. In 2017, he completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 2,802 yards with 13 touchdown tosses and eight interceptions. He also rushed for 665 yards and 11 TDs on 192 attempts.
This year, he completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 461 yards with two scoring passes and one interception. Bryant ran 30 times for 130 yards and two touchdowns in 2018.
The Tigers (6-0, 3-0) have won both of their games behind Lawrence.
North Carolina’s quarterback depth took a hit Wednesday when TarHeel Illustrated reported that sophomore Chazz Surratt is lost for the season due to a torn right wrist ligament that will need to be surgically repaired.
Surratt started seven games for the Tar Heels last year, but he missed the first three games this year due to a suspension for selling school-issued sneakers.
Junior Nathan Elliott has seen the bulk of the action at QB for the Tar Heels this season. He has three touchdown tosses and four interceptions while completing 15 of 35 passes for 137 yards.