Texas' Kai Locksley will transfer

After realizing a switch from quarterback to wide receiver wouldn’t be enough to earn him playing time, Kai Locksley announced his intent to transfer from Texas on Monday.

The former four-star recruit at quarterback switched to wide receiver in August, but has since decided to leave the program, he confirmed to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman. Locksley hasn’t appeared in a game this season.

Head coach Charlie Strong said the decision had been coming for about a month.

“Kai and I had a conversation about a month ago, and he just felt like he needed to go somewhere else,” Strong said Monday. “Out of respect for him, I just told him, ‘Listen, just go take care of your classwork. Make sure you take care of your academics so wherever you do decide to transfer you have enough GPA where it won’t be an issue.'”

There is no word yet as to where Locksley may look to transfer. However, during his original recruitment, he was offered by high-profile programs such as Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Wisconsin. Locksley was the 289th-ranked player on the ESPN 300 for the 2015 class.

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