Former SEC quarterback headed to Morgan State


Morgan State’s 2016 season was nothing to write home about, but MSU has started off 2017 with a big score. Former Mississippi State quarterback Elijah Staley is transferring to the Maryland HBCU.

“I have officially committed to to Morgan State University,” Staley tweeted on Monday night.

The 6’6 quarterback from Marietta, GA left MSU last August entering what would have been his redshirt sophomore campaign. Staley will have two years of eligibility remaining. He left on good terms, according to Miss. State coach Dan Mullen.

“He handled everything really well. I don’t take that stuff very lightly,” Mullen told the Clarion-Ledger in August. “It was a very mature conversation about the future and where we’re at and where he’s at and what he felt is best. We supported him in that decision.”

Stanley has thrown just five passes in his career, completing three of them. Morgan State ranked seventh in the MEAC in passing offense, throwing for just 160 yards per game with a completion rate just above 48 percent.



  1. Julius Coxswain

    January 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    The graduate transfer QB from Wagner worked out pretty well for Morgan last year. I hope this guy plays well for the Bears. Developing QBs is tough. I can understand why some schools look for transfers with experience at the collegiate level.

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