QB Nick Crissman to transfer


UCLA reserve quarterback Nick Crissman plans to transfer to another school for his final year of eligibility, coach Jim Mora confirmed Monday.

Crissman, a redshirt senior, has been plagued with injuries throughout his tenure at UCLA, including missing the 2008 and 2010 seasons after shoulder surgeries. He played in only two games during his three seasons and did not complete a pass.

Mora said Crissman would graduate in June and would be immediately eligible to play because he has graduated. Though finally healthy, Crissman, the No. 10 quarterback in the nation coming out of Edison High in Huntington Beach, was a longshot to earn playing time next season because of a logjam at the position.

Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut, who split the starting job last season, both return as does Brett Hundley, the highly-touted recruit who sat out as a redshirt last season. Incoming freshmen T.J. Millweard and Devin Fuller, both four-star recruits, are also expected to challenge for the quarterback spot. Millweard is enrolling early and will participate in spring practice beginning next week.