Florida State grants quarterback Clint Trickett a release from the Seminoles program

Florida State Seminoles quarterback Clint Trickett (9) runs the ball during the second half of the Florida State spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. (Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports)

Florida State Seminoles quarterback Clint Trickett (9) runs the ball during the second half of the Florida State spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. (Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports)

On Thursday it was announced that Florida State would grant Clint Trickett’s wish of being released. Trickett, who will be a redshirt junior this upcoming season, is scheduled to graduate in May.

Despite the opportunity to start now that EJ Manuel has moved onto the NFL, rising freshman Jameis Winston has completely stolen the spring show.

“I had a good time here at Florida State and want to thank everyone for being so good to me,” Trickett said. “I’ll always be part of the FSU alumni.”

Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher released the following statement on Trickett (via ESPN).

“After a long meeting with Clint, he expressed he’d like to explore another playing opportunity, and I’ve signed off on his wish,” coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement. “Clint has not only been a great player for our program, but a great young man and ambassador for Florida State who will graduate in a few weeks. He’s been a part of this program for a long time and we wish nothing but the best for him in his future endeavors.”

Trickett played in eight games during the 2012 season while backing up Manuel. He completed 22-of-34 passes for 272 yards.

At this point, there’s been no information on possible destinations for the signal caller, or if he intends to play more college football at all.

We will keep you updated here with any new information that surfaces.