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Baylor QB Zach Smith Announces Transfer

A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium.

WACO, TX - SEPTEMBER 26: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Zach Smith, a sophomore quarterback who has seen significant playing time over the last two years, announced that he will leave Baylor.

Zach Smith was a three-star commit in the class of 2016 for the Bears, out of Grandview, Texas. Due to roster turnover and injury, he has been thrust into a solid amount of playing time as a young quarterback for the struggling Bears however.

In 2016, Smith threw for 1,526 yards, 13 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. That year featured a 377 yards, three touchdown performance at Texas Tech, and 375 yards and three scores in Baylor's 31-12 Cactus Bowl win over Boise State. This season, hit lit up Oklahoma for 461 yards and four touchdowns. He threw for 1,471 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions on the season.

He'll be leaving Baylor after two seasons in Waco.

Based on some of these early-career performances, Smith should have plenty of suitors now that he is on the transfer market. Kansas and Texas are among the other schools to offer him, but it is very unlikely that he'll be allowed to transfer within the conference. Kendal Briles, now the offensive coordinator at FAU, was his lead recruiter out of high school.

Earlier today, the Bears landed a commitment from four-star quarterback Gerry Bohanon.