After only five months on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Austin Kafentzis has decided Wisconsin is no longer the school for him. The freshman quarterback will be transferring from Wisconsin due to low playing time shown in the Badgers Spring practices. Kafentzis spent the spring behind starting quarterback Joel Stave, Bart Houston, D.J. Gillins, and Alex Hornibrook. Kafentzis rarely played in 7-on-7 drills, and finished Wisconsin’s spring game with 54 yards on 3-3 passing which included a 34 yard touchdown.
Kafentzis was rated a 3-star prospect and originally committed to the Badgers in June of 2013 while Gary Andersen was still the head coach at Wisconsin. Kafentzis reiterated his commit to first-year head coach Paul Chryst during a phone call in December of last year.
“There were questions I wanted to know some answers to and talked to him like I knew forever,” Austin Kafentzis said. “He’s easy to talk to. He had good comments. He’s funny. He jokes around. He’s not going to say anything he doesn’t believe in. He’s really down to the earth, gets to the point and I felt like it was a good decision for me.”
Kafentzis chose between Wisconsin and Oregon State when he was picking which school go to. You have to wonder if Kafentzis will choose Oregon State now that Gary Andersen is the head coach of their football program. Kafentzis is labeled as a ‘system’ player. Scouts say he needs a great offense like the one he had at his high school in Utah to be effective, as we can tell by the numbers he put up there. He is 2nd all-time in school history with 20,021 yards of total offense and 218 touchdowns.
It’s unclear as to where Kafentzis is interested in transferring, but wherever he transfers it may not be to play quarterback. While Gary Andersen was still at Wisconsin, he was un-sure if Kafentzis would remain at quarterback or not.
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