Texas QB may have interest in Rebs

Texas Longhorn true frosh Quarterback Jevan Snead has been granted a release from the UT program. Are the Ole Miss Rebels in the picture for the 6-3, 215-pounder's services? Read about it inside.

Word leaked out a few days ago that true frosh Texas QB Jevan Snead was shopping for a new home.

The publisher of the Longhorn site on Scout.com indicated to us - in a call to The Ole Miss Spirit offices - that Snead may have interest in Ole Miss.

With Tampa, FL, QB Stephan Garcia opting to go to South Carolina over the Rebels today, the timing couldn't be better because the Rebel coaches are still in the market for a "great" signal-caller.

So, we picked up the phone and called the Stephenville, TX, native today.

"I just got my release, so I am wide open as to where I will transfer," said Snead, "but two schools have intrigued me so far - TCU and Ole Miss.

"I will probably look at several, but my plan is to transfer at semester so I don't have a lot of time to make a decision. I'm hoping to make contact soon with some schools."

Snead played in some games this season for the Longhorns when starter Colt McCoy was injured. He completed 26-49 passes for 371 yards and 2 TDs. He also rushed for 87 yards and a score in his brief appearances.

"Nothing was wrong at Texas," said Jevan, who will have to sit out next season (2007) due to transfer rules. "I love everything about it, but for me to reach my goals of starting on a Division I team, I think it is best for me to leave. Colt and I are close. He's a great QB and he's only a redshirt freshman, so the handwriting is on the wall for me at Texas."

Snead said it's "way too early" to be talking about him leaning anywhere, but he's actively searching for his new home.

And Ole Miss, apparently, is included in the search.

Coming out of high school, Jevan Snead was rated as Scout.com's #6 QB in the country. He narrowed his list to Texas, Auburn, Florida, Miami, and Oklahoma State but inked with the Longhorns.

Snead was 184-of-305, completing 60 percent of his passes for 3,025 yards, 28 TDs, and 9 INTs as a junior. He rushed for 525 more yards and 14 TDs.

Jevan's senior season saw him complete 161 passes in 244 attempts for 2,639 yards and 31 touchdowns during the regular season and he ran 67 times for 360 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Snead was an Army All-American selection

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