Nebraska Lands Transfer Quarterback Casey Thompson

According to the Omaha World Herald, Nebraska has found its veteran quarterback in the transfer portal after searching for more than a month.

Former Texas QB Casey Thompson announced Friday on his Instagram that he is transferring to Nebraska, where he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

He chose the Huskers over reported finalists Auburn, Oklahoma, Missouri and Indiana.

With NU’s academic semester set to begin Jan. 18, Thompson will be enrolled in classes and ready to compete for the starting job this spring.

The 23-year-old Thompson started 10 games for Texas last fall in coach Steve Sarkisian’s first season. He supplanted starter Hudson Card in the third game and finished the season with 2,113 passing yards and a Big 12-best 24 touchdowns against nine interceptions. He completed 63.2% of his passes (165 of 261) and ran 55 times for 157 yards and four scores.

He is the son of former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson who competed against Nebraska in the late 80’s.