McGue leaves West Point

Sophomore quarterback Malik McGue announced on social media Wednesday that he is no longer attending West Point.

McGue was considered a top candidate to compete for the starting quarterback position this spring. He played in 11 games as Army’s third-string quarterback and punt returner as a freshman in 2016. McGue was academically ineligible for the 2017 season.

“I want to thank the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play for this prestigious program and believing in me since Day 1,” McGue wrote. “I am grateful to have learned so much from one of the best coaching staffs in the country and I have no doubt that this program will continue to experience much success in the future. Thank you to any TACs or teachers that I have encountered in my time here.

“I am blessed to have been led and taught by the best leaders in the world and I will be sure to embrace the core values taught to me from this place because I know it will only set me up to be the best and most successful man that I can be. To the brothers, I have made, the sky is the limit for y’all. You already have the entire country on notice and I know there is still a lot left you guys want to accomplish. I’ve never been around a more hungrier group of guys so I know you will achieve anything you guys set your mind to. Keep proving everyone wrong and I will 4ever cherish my time in the #brotherhood.”

McGue rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown and completed 4-of-6 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in his freshman year. He was also a member of team’s leadership council. McGue was moved to slotback in 2017 spring in anticipation of additional snaps. He practiced with the team as a scout-team quarterback this past season.

McGue stated in his post that he is looking for a new school and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

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