AUSTIN (AP) – Texas redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Wood has decided to leave the Longhorns after one season and transfer to the University of Colorado.

A statement issued by the Longhorns says the University of Texas has granted the former Houston private school star an unconditional release from his scholarship.

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The statement quoted Wood as expressing gratitude to his former teammates and to coach Mack Brown and his staff, but he felt he “needed to seek a new opportunity.”

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Wood took no game snaps with the Longhorns after a four-year career starting for Second Baptist High School of Houston. There, he passed for 8,417 yards and 73 touchdowns and ran for 1,482 yards and 37 touchdowns.

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