Former Indiana quarterback Nick Tronti intends to transfer to Florida Atlantic, OwlAccess.com has learned.
The Ponte Vedra product was named Florida’s Mr. Football in 2016 – his senior high school season. During that year Tronti threw for 3,328 yards and 34 touchdowns while leading his team to the Class 5A state finals. The dual threat quarterback added 650 yards and 19 scores on the ground.
Despite the eye-popping statistics, bigger programs stayed away from Tronti during the recruiting process. At one point Tronti was reportedly committed to Charlotte before flipping to Indiana.
Tronti redshirted in his lone season at Indiana, where he was named the Hoosiers’ offensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound redshirt freshman enters what is becoming a crowded quarterback room.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Chris Robison battled Florida St. transfer – via East Mississippi CC – De’Andre Johnson for the starting spot this spring. That battle will continue into the fall.
Tronti can’t join that battle this year. He will need to sit out in compliance of NCAA transfer rules.
The Owls also signed Cordel Littlejohn as part of the 2018 class. Littlejohn, a true freshman, is on campus and will be given the opportunity to join the quarterback battle.
FAU won its final 10 games last season, including its first Conference USA championship and a Boca Raton Bowl title.
Quarterback Jason Driskel led the Owls to those 10 victories and still had one year of eligibility remaining but elected to retire before the start of spring practice.