UT contacts QB transfer

The Longhorns have reached out to a Pac-12 quarterback, according to Scout.com's Greg Biggins.

Per Biggins, UT has inquired about Oregon's Jake Rodriguez, who just received his release from the Ducks two days ago.

Rodriguez said Texas, Michigan, Miami, San Diego State, and Utah State have all shown interest.

The one hiccup with the 6-foot-3, 217-pound redshirt sophomore is he'll have to sit out the upcoming season. He'll have three years to play two wherever he winds up.

Rodriguez tells Biggins that he's very interested in Texas and understands the Longhorns' need at quarterback. He plans on taking official visits very soon, even as early as next weekend.

Rodriguez played in seven games in 2013 and finished regular season going 3-for-6 for 67 yards and a touchdown with one interception. His decision to transfer has much to do with the return of Oregon starter Marcus Mariotta, who could be a frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy in 2014.

Rodriguez is from Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney High School where he threw for 2,036 yards and 26 touchdowns, while rushing for 684 yards and 15 TDs in 2011.

He was a finalist in the 2011 Elite 11 Quarterback Competition.

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