UConn is next stop for Chandler Whitmer

Butler County Community College quarterback Chandler Whitmer will return to the Football Bowl Subdivision after committing to play for UConn, multiple sources report.

Whitmer originally signed with Illinois in 2010 out of Downers Grove South (Ill.) High School as a high three-star prospect. He decided to transfer after losing a quarterback battle to redshirt freshman Nathan Scheelhaase.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder completed 180 of 316 attempts (57 percent) for 3,022 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this fall for Butler.

Memphis, Kent State and Texas State also offered Whitmer during this recruiting cycle. Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Baylor showed interest.