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Former Texas QB Casey Thompson Announces Transfer Destination

Casey Thompson at Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 13: Casey Thompson #11 of the Texas Longhorns stands for The Eyes of Texas after the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

In December, Texas quarterback Casey Thompson entered the transfer portal. Fast forward a few weeks later, and he has announced where he'll play football next season.

Thompson is officially transferring to Nebraska. He announced the news on his Instagram account this Friday. It was recently reported that he was considering Auburn, Oklahoma and Nebraska among others.

"Bet on yourself," Thompson wrote. "Nebraska, let’s get it."

Thompson's post on Instagram also included this quote: "Always got an ace up my sleeve for whatever was dealt."

Here's the official announcement, via Thompson's Instagram account:

This is a huge addition to Nebraska's football program. With Adrian Martinez no longer there, Scott Frost needs a versatile quarterback who can run his system next fall.

There might be an adjustment period for Thompson since he has to learn a new scheme, but he has the talent to be a playmaker for the Cornhuskers.

During the 2021 season, Thompson had 2,113 passing yards, 24 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. He also had 157 yards and four scores on the ground.

If Thompson can hit the ground running at Nebraska, he could give the program a much-needed shot in the arm.