Despite arriving at North Carolina in January 2013 as one of the highest-rated quarterbacks in his recruiting class, Mitch Trubisky waited three-and-a-half years before getting his first start for the Tar Heels.
The Mentor, Ohio, product started his first game for UNC last month. He has since completed an FBS-leading 76 percent of his passes for 1,711 yards and 13 touchdowns with zero interceptions to his name.
Trubisky also made his first appearance on ESPN’s Heisman Watch this week.
But while waiting his turn, did the 6-3, 220-pound signal-caller ever consider transferring?
He shared his answer on Tuesday in an interview with The David Glenn Show:
“Loyalty means a lot to me,” Trubisky said. “They gave me an opportunity of a lifetime to come to the University of North Carolina. I’m receiving a great education here, and I didn’t want to leave and put that in jeopardy. I didn’t want to start over.
“This team has become my family, my brothers. Whether I was playing or not, I was having a great experience at school and just being around the team. I knew if I was just working hard, then I had enough talent and the work ethic to get on the field eventually and show what I had.”
Click below to hear the full interview: