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Nebraska 4-Star Freshman QB Is Officially Transferring

A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska's 2018 football team is officially down to one scholarship quarterback.

The Huskers, who named true freshman Adrian Martinez the Week 1 starter on Sunday, have lost his backup to a transfer.

Tristan Gebbia, a four-star redshirt freshman, has asked for his release from the program. Head coach Scott Frost told reporters this morning that he's been granted it.

The transfer was made official.

Frost told reporters that Gebbia initially took the news of being the backup well, but added that he wanted players who "wanted to be here."

Gebbia was one of the top QB recruits in the country coming out of high school in 2017. He committed to Mike Riley, who was later fired by Nebraska.

The Huskers are set to open their season on Sept. 1 against Akron.