Texas quarterback Kai Locksley (14) prepares for a spring game on April 16, 2016, in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas players react to QB Kai Locksley receiving his release

Posted October 26th, 2016

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On Tuesday, Texas redshirt freshman Kai Locksley announced via Twitter that he had received his release to transfer from the school.

Locksley, who was recruited as a quarterback but switched to receiver prior to this season, confirmed his intentions to transfer earlier this month. He never played for the Longhorns, but judging by reactions on Twitter he was well-liked by a number of teammates.

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Here are some of the responses Locksley’s announcement garnered:

https://twitter.com/JSZN_/status/791082415192092672

Locksley, a 6-foot-4, 188-pound dual-threat quarterback from Baltimore, should have plenty of options. He was ranked as the No. 338 recruit overall in the 2015 class out of Gilman High School in Maryland. He was the No. 6 recruit in the state and the No. 23-ranked “athlete” in the class.

He initially committed to Florida State, but landed at Texas after the Longhorns lost New Mexico native Zach Gentry to Michigan. Locksley never challenged for the Texas starting job.

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