SALT LAKE CITY – Former Texas quarterback Cameron Rising transfers to the University of Utah.
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Go Utes!" Rising said in a tweet on Thursday.
The Utah football program confirmed the signing on Twitter shortly thereafter.
Rising entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal after spending the last season as the third string quarterback for Longhorn's behind starter Sam Ehlinger, a sophomore and junior Shane Buechele.
"The talent is determined there. It's just the speed and experience of the game," said Texas coach Tom Herman to the Houston Chronicle in August. "We also had a conversation with him and told him that his future was bright. He was very happy and agreed with his position and is excited to continue learning and letting the game slow down for him."
Rising out redshirting . He will have to sit for a season, per. NCAA transfer rules, and will not be able to play for utes until 2020.
According to 247 Sports, Rising received several high-profile offers outside of high school. He originally committed to Oklahoma, but joined Texas in January 201
Other offers to the four-star quarterback included Alabama, Louisville, Louisiana State, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Penn State, TCU and West Virginia. Pac-12 opportunities came from Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, UCLA and Washington State.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound pro-style QB fills a void created by the transfer of heavily spied freshman Jack Tuttle to Indiana and recruits targets Jayden Daniels to Arizona State.
Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley will be a senior next season, meaning Rising will compete for the 2020 start job against Jason Shelley, who will be a junior saw and Drew Lisk, who will be senior. Rising will have three years of eligibility.