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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ex-Texas QB Cameron Rising announces transfer to Utah

Utah Utes

Texas’ loss is Utah’s gain.

Quarterback Cameron Rising announced on Twitter Thursday that he is transferring to Utah.

Rising and fellow freshman quarterback Casey Thompson were buried on Texas’ depth chart behind Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele. Things suddenly cleared up when Rising, Thompson and then Buechele expressed interest in transferring. None of them want to sit behind Ehlinger, who has solidified himself as the Longhorns’ quarterbacks and has two years of eligibility left.

Utah finished 9-5 last season. They have dual-threat QB Tyler Huntley returning for his senior season. Huntley was having a good season until breaking his collarbone. Jason Shelley took over after that and the team went 3-2 in games he started.

Rising was a four-star QB coming out of Newbury Park High School (Calif.) and had offers from Oklahoma and Alabama and many others but chose Texas.

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