Richard Torres will see his career at Nebraska come to an end without having taken a snap in a regular season game.
The redshirt freshman quarterback shocked everybody by taking to social media and announcing on Tuesday morning that he is entering the transfer portal.
“First I want to thank God for all of the experiences he had guided me through,” Torres wrote in a tweet. “Next I want to thank Husker Nation for showing constant support through my time here in Lincoln. I would like to also thank Coach Rhule and the staff for support and the opportunity to live out my aspirations. Last I want to thank my teammates who i can call brothers for life for making Nebraska feel like home. GBR.
“With that being said … I will be entering my name into the transfer portal with four years of eligibility remaining.”
Torres was one of six scholarship quarterbacks on the Huskers’ roster alongside Jeff Sims, Casey Thompson, Heinrich Haarberg, Chubba Purdy, and Logan Smothers.
The San Antonio native completed 9 of 18 passes for 66 yards and an interception last Saturday in the spring game in what was the first public showcase of his abilities. He sat out last season while recovering from a knee injury suffered in high school.
The Huskers saw 11 players enter the portal last winter and a few others — who had previously left the team — go in last week. Torres is the first known Husker who went through the entirety of spring workouts to depart.
It became apparent he was unlikely to see many opportunities in the near future while in such a crowded position room.
Torres was the No. 61-ranked quarterback in his class according to 247Sports.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound athlete will be a highly coveted player for any program that takes him on.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.