Jarrett Stidham is transferring from Baylor rather than stay to be the primary backup quarterback behind senior Seth Russell.
Stidham made his decision public in a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday, saying it came after careful thought and consideration.
His announcement came six weeks after Baylor regents announced their intention to fire coach Art Briles with the release of a report over the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints against football players.
During an appearance on ESPN Central Texas radio Thursday, Baylor acting head coach Jim Grobe said he had spoken with Stidham earlier in the day.
“I don’t think he was happy backing up Seth Russell, and so he’s decided to move on and try to find a place where he can get more snaps,” Grobe said.
Stidham, who appeared in 10 games as a freshman with three starts after Russell’s season-ending neck injury, didn’t say in his post where he was planning to go.
Because he hasn’t taken a redshirt season, Stidham could have three seasons of eligibility remaining. He could enroll in a junior college this fall, and then transfer to another Division I school.
Bowen, who played at Trophy Club Nelson, was rated by Rivals as the No. 63 player in the Class of 2016. He also played wide receiver, was on the basketball team and placed third in the high jump at the UIL 6A track meet with a leap of 6 feet, 9 inches.