In an ideal world, it would be great if he could give the Badgers solid play under center this season and give Mertz some time to acclimate to college football before he takes over the reins of the program.
"[Hornibrook] contributed to a lot of our recent success and we want to thank him for all he did for our program", Chryst said in a press release.
Mertz, a four-star recruit from Kansas, was ranked as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2019 by the 247Sports composite.
The senior signal caller is coming off of a season plagued by injury and overall poor play in which he threw for 1,532 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
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According to a report given to WTMJ Radio from the university, Hornibrook "has entered the NCAA transfer portal".
Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook is transferring after three seasons as the starter. Junior Jack Coan played five games previous year and passed for 515 yards and five touchdowns. "We wish him the best of luck", Chryst said. However, Coan reached his summit during a 44-43 triple overtime win at Purdue.
Hornibrook took over the starting role for the Badgers in 2017 and led the team in passing again in 2018. Mertz enrolled in classes early, meaning he is already on campus and ready to participate in spring practices a semester earlier than most freshman.
Given the hype and his accolades, the consensus starting quarterback in 2019 amongst the Wisconsin Badger faithful would be Mertz, and for good reasons.
To understand the risk of handing a true freshman the reigns, look no further than Artur Sitkowski, another highly touted recruit who struggled mightily for Rutgers, throwing four touchdowns and 18 interceptions. The junior from Long Island is now the most experienced player in the room and showed brief flashes of being a competent starter last season.