Arizona Wildcats football: QB Isham to transfer

2014-05-02T10:59:00Z 2014-05-02T11:17:43Z Arizona Wildcats football: QB Isham to transferDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Scratch one name off the quarterback competition for the Arizona Wildcats.

Nick Isham informed UA coaches this morning that he will transfer and look for an opportunity to play elsewhere.

The Calabasas, Calif., native has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Isham, a non-scholarship player, transferred to the UA from Louisiana Tech before the 2012 season and sat out that year, per NCAA rules. He served as one of B.J. Denker's backups last season and was the No. 2 quarterback for the Advocare V100 Bowl after backup Javelle Allen was dismissed from the team.

Like all of the quarterbacks, Isham got equal reps during spring ball and even worked with the first-team offense for a good bit because of his knowledge of the offense.

The quarterback was well liked by the UA's coaches, but had physical limitations. He was listed at 6-feet and 188 pounds on the UA's roster.

Isham played as a true freshman at Louisiana Tech and threw for 1,457 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions in seven games. According to his UA bio, he is believed to be the second-youngest quarterback to start the team's first game of his true freshman season.

The Wildcats now have five quarterbacks listed on their roster. All five — Connor Brewer, Jerrard Randall, Jesse Scroggins, Anu Solomon and Khari McGee — are on scholarship. Incoming freshman Brandon Dawkins will join the mix this summer. 

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

Contact Daniel at or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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