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Sophomore QB AJ Bush Announces Transfer From Nebraska

Last night, Huskers' quarterback A.J. Bush announced his decision to leave the Nebraska football program.

The sophomore took to Twitter to release his news, posting,

Alvin Bush, AJ's father, then confirmed that he and his son told coach Mike Riley of the decision on Thursday. Reportedly, Coach Riley consistently expressed his desire for Bush to remain in the program.  Bush's former teammates were nothing but supportive on social media. 

">August 19, 2016

">August 19, 2016

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback was a 2014 commitment with praised potential. 247Sports referred to him as a dual-threat QB and a three-star recruit. Before committing to the Huskers, he received eight other offers from schools including Boston College, Marshall and Georgia State.

However, he never played in a Husker game, and chances are, he wouldn't play in 2016.

In the beginning of this fall, it was clear he was battling true freshman Patrick O'Brien for the No. 3 spot, and head coach Mike Riley said Wednesday that Tommy Armstrong and Ryker Fyfe were unquestionably the top two quarterbacks.

And while this will be the last season for both Armstrong and Fyfe, the quarterback competition for Bush still would have included the junior transfer Tanner Lee, O'Brien and Huskers' 2017 commit Tristan Gebbia.

Bush's next move remains up in the air. His father said that his son may transfer to an FBS school and is even considering attending a junior college for a season.