UCLA quarterback Asiantii Woulard to transfer

Former Elite 11 quarterback Asiantii Woulard announces plans to transfer from UCLA

UCLA's quarterback competition thinned out Wednesday.

Asiantii Woulard announced he will leave UCLA, removing one player from the Bruins’ quarterback competition.

In a Twitter post, Woulard said that “after much thought, I'll be transferring from UCLA. Thankful for the opportunity & great experience, now looking forward to a new beginning.”

Woulard, who would have been a redshirt sophomore in the fall, never played for the Bruins. He competed for the starting job with Jerry Neuheisel and Josh Rosen.

Neuheisel, who will be a junior, backed up starter Brett Hundley the last two seasons. Rosen, a freshman, enrolled in January to compete for the job.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Woulard became a hot prospect before his senior year at Winter Park (Fla.) High when he was selected the most valuable player at the Elite 11, a prestigious camp for quarterbacks.

He seemed the heir apparent to Hundley as a freshman. However, an impressive spring by Rosen left Woulard’s future murky.

Woulard will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining.

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