Bryan Gagg: Former East Carolina QB enters transfer portal

Bryan Gagg moved from quarterback to tight end during his East Carolina Pirates career and entered the transfer portal with aspirations to return under center according to 247Sports. Gagg made the announcement of his intent to transfer through his Twitter account on Monday night.

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Gagg signed to East Carolina’s 2019 recruiting class as a quarterback but appeared in just one game over the past three seasons when he entered as a backup QB. He rushed for 11 yards on 1 attempt, and his lone pass was a 5-yard touchdown throw. He moved to tight end during the 2021 offseason but dealt with a foot injury and never appeared in a game.

Bryan Gagg Recruiting Profile

  • 247Sports: 3-star | 48 Pro-Style QB | 168 FL
  • Rivals: 3-star
  • ESPN: 3-star | 37 Pro-Style QB | 189 FL

Since Gagg was already operating as a tight end, this won’t have much of an impact on the East Carolina quarterback room. Holton Ahlers took over the starting QB position midway through 2018 and has held the position ever since. Over the last four seasons, he completed 58.5% of his passes for 10,225 yards with 69 touchdowns and 32 interceptions.

Mike Houston will enter Year 4 with as the head coach of East Carolina coming off a 7-5 overall record. The Pirates became eligible for a bowl game for the first time since 2014, but their Military Bowl matchup with the Boston College Eagles was canceled.

East Carolina was Gagg’s only reported FBS offer out of Braden River High School in Bradenton, Florida.

Photo courtesy of ECU Athletics

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