Transfer Printers passes on TCU

The football-recruiting deadline is drawing near. Coaches are scrambling to retain the athletic services of the nation’s most highly touted prep stars. Florida A&M’s football staff is doing the same. However, the star in this case has arrived in the form of transfer student Casey Printers.

Printers, a 20-year-old Dallas native, made the decision official last week, transferring to FAMU from Conference USA force Texas Christian University.

The decision to come to FAMU was not an uncontested one. Once word got out that Printers, a 6-foot-3-inch, 210-pound quarterback, was transferring, his services became highly sought after by HBCU football powers Alabama State, Grambling and Southern universities.

Future considerations infl enced Printers’ decision to transfer to FAMU.

“I’m trying to chase my dreams of going to the NFL,” Printers said.

Printers also cited the changes in the TCU coaching staff and offensive philosophy that now almost exclusively features the option as catalysts in his decision to transfer.

Printers said he wants to be in an offense that features the pass and doesn’t rely exclusively on the run.

“Strong passing abilities as well as mobility are what the pro scouts are looking for,” said Printers. “I used to be so frustrated when I was at TCU and there were clearly opportunities to throw the ball and we didn’t.”