Clemson Tigers quarterback Kelly Bryant

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Dual-Threat Transfer QB Kelly Bryant Chooses Mizzou

Head coach Barry Odom is on a roll.

December 04, 2018 - 6:45 pm

The Mizzou Tigers have an heir to Drew Lock as quarterback next season – the dual-threat transfer QB Kelly Bryant announced on Twitter he's coming to Columbia to play his senior season. 

The former Clemson QB could have gone to basically any school in the country looking for a quarterback. The other top schools on his list were Auburn, Arkansas, North Carolina and Mississippi State.

And just minutes later, Mizzou landed one of the top wide receiver transfers in the country in Arkansas' Jonathan Nance.

Neither will have to sit out for a year, due to a new transfer rule allowing a player to change schools and play immediately if they play in no more than four games. Bryant announced he was going to transfer after being replaced by freshman QB and five-star recruit Trevor Lawrence. Nance made a similar announcement near the four-game mark of this season.

Bryant, of Calhoun Falls, S.C. will join returning offensive players including: running backs Damarea Crockett and Larry Rountree, receivers Kam Scott and Jalen Knox. Mizzou is also hoping to land another touted grad transfer, wideout Jonathan Nance.

Bryant was 16-2 as a starter at Clemson and took the Tigers to the College Football Playoff in 2017. Nance led the Razorbacks with 37 catches for 539 yards and five touchdowns in 2017 year. 

Mizzou will be playing in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis on New Year's Eve against Oklahoma State University. It will be Lock's last college game before starting his NFL Draft process.