FAYETTEVILLE - Transferring Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant announced Tuesday that he is headed to the University of Missouri.
The junior starting quarterback of Clemson’s 2017 national semifinal team, but beaten out for the 2018 starting job by freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence quarterbacking to the No. 2 Clemson Tigers to a 13-0 season, ACC championship and No. 2 national ranking heading into the Cotton Bowl national playoff semifinal against Notre Dame, Bryant took advantage of a new rule allowing a player to redshirt after a maximum four games.
So after playing in Clemson’s first four games and with degree in hand, Bryant withdrew from the Clemson team expressing intentions to transfer.
Bryant visited Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Mississippi State and North Carolina.
Bryant was nationally coveted off his 2017 season quarterbacking Clemson to a 12-2 record and the ACC championship into the Tigers’ 24-6 loss to eventual national champion Alabama in the Sugar Bowl national semifinals.
In 2017, Bryant completed 262-of-398 passes for 2,802 yards and 13 touchdowns against eight interceptions.
He rushed 192 times for 665 yards and 11 touchdowns.
With Bryant, who visited Arkansas during the 2-10 Razorbacks’ victory over Tulsa in Fayetteville, not coming, and third-year sophomore quarterback Cole Kelley announcing Monday that he’s transferring, Arkansas’ current scholarship quarterback roster includes senior-to-be Ty Storey, Arkansas’ starter for nine games, redshirting freshman Connor Noland, who started one game among the four he played to stay within the new redshirt rule, redshirt freshman John Stephen Jones, also a new rule redshirt, and third-year sophomore to be Daulton Hyatt.