Backup quarterback Nick Tronti announced his intention to transfer from Indiana on Sunday via a Twitter post. Tronti was unlikely to receive much playing time in 2018 with a talented crop of Hoosiers signal callers ahead of him on the depth chart.
“I am forever grateful to Indiana University, Coach Allen, Coach Sheridan, and Coach DeBord for giving me an opportunity to compete with the best in college football,” Tronti wrote on Twitter. “I am now exploring all of my options to continue to chase my football dreams.”
If you know me well, then you know I’ve never questioned my confidence, my abilities, or my love for the game. I’m up for the challenge ahead. pic.twitter.com/V7YvpsIaGg
— Nick Tronti (@nickyt616) April 29, 2018
Tronti was a 3-star recruit, according to the 247Sports Composite. He was the No. 30 dual-threat quarterback in the nation for the class of 2017. He redshirted his freshman season, earning offensive scout team player of the year honors.
The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. native’s future in Indiana was unclear. As spring practice wore on, it became clear the Hoosiers’ quarterback battle was between Peyton Ramsey and Michael Penix. With Arizona quarterback’s Brandon Dawkins transfer to Indiana, Tronti’s path forward was put into even more doubt.
Indiana opens the season Sept. 1 at FIU.