The San Diego State Aztecs just got another quarterback to throw into the mix for 2015. According to the Herald-Leader, Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith is transferring to San Diego State for the 2015-16 season.
Smith will be eligible to play immediately since he graduated in December, Kentucky spokesperson Tony Neely told the Herald-Leader.
Smith thanked his teammates and coaches at Kentucky via Twitter and Instagram.
I'd like to thank all of my coaches, trainers, teachers and managers during my time at Kentucky. I… http://t.co/RiZPOqWfYi— Maxwell Smith (@Maxwe11uk) January 9, 2015
A Granada Hills, California native, Smith started 11 of the 21 games he appeared in as a Wildcat. His career numbers -- 3,070 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions -- could have been even better if his UK career hadn't been hampered with injury.
After setting a freshman record for most passing yards with 283 yards, Smith began his sophomore campaign with 975 yards and eight touchdowns in the first three games. But he injured his ankle in the fourth game and medically redshirted his sophomore season.
He started four of nine games he played in as a junior led the team in passing yards with 1,296 to go with nine touchdowns and just one interception.
Smith didn't appear in any games for Kentucky last season.
Smith's accuracy is what first jumps out to you; 21 touchdowns opposed to just nine picks and a college career completion percentage of 60.
But if Smith is Long's quarterback for 2015, SDSU will most certainly not switch to a spread offense; Smith doesn't have great legs, as he's rushed for negative 225 yards in his college career.
Smith played his high school ball at Birmingham High School. Rivals.com gave him three stars and ESPN.com gave him two.
SDSU now has five quarterbacks on the 2015 depth chart: Oregon transfer Jake Rodrigues, Christian Chapman, Nick Bawden, recent Texas high school recruit Ryan Agnew and Smith.
Here are highlights from Smith's win against Miami (OH) in 2013.