BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBSMiami) – Former University of Central Florida quarterback Jeff Godfrey may be close to signing on to play for Carl Pellini’s Florida Atlantic Owls.

According to, FAU is Godfrey’s top choice to transfer to and continue his college football career. Godfrey left UCF after being declared ineligible for the spring semester.

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For Godfrey, he had a tough season in 2011 compared to his breakout freshman campaign. Godfrey completed 69 percent of his passes, but threw as many touchdowns as he did interceptions (five). In 2010, Godfrey threw for 13 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.

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Godfrey is a dual-threat quarterback who is just as dangerous with his legs as he is with his arm. Godfrey ran for 405 yards in 2011 and 566 yards in 2010 and has 18 rushing touchdowns for his career at UCF.

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If Godfrey does end up at FAU, he will be required to sit out one season per NCAA rules. If Godfrey transfers to a school outside of the Football Bowl Subdivision, or Division I, then he could play immediately.