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Texas Longhorns Football: Sophomore QB/WR Kai Locksley Granted Full Release From University of Texas Scholarship

One month after informing Charlie Strong of his decision to transfer, Texas has granted Kai Locksley a full release from his scholarship.

Quarterback turned wide receiver Kai Locksley has been granted a full release from his scholarship with the University of Texas.

In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, Locksley made a point to thank head coach Charlie Strong, his teammates and the Texas Longhorns fan base for all of the support.

https://twitter.com/LOCKSnLOADED_3/status/791028926969556992

HornsDigest.com reported Locksley's decision to transfer last week, but the transfer had been in the works for a while.

Locksley approached Strong with his desire to go elsewhere over a month ago, and the head coach was supportive of his decision.

"Kai and I had a conversation about a month ago and he just felt like he needed to go somewhere else," Strong said. "Out of respect for him, I just told him to go take care of your class work and make sure that you take care of your academics.

"So wherever you decide to transfer, you have a good enough GPA where it won't be an issue."

HD confirmed Locksley was granted a full release from his scholarship, making him eligible to transfer to the program of his choosing.

A former four-star prospect, Locksley committed Texas late in the recruiting process, flipping from his original pledge to Florida State.

With the emergence of now starting true freshman quarterback Shane Buechele, Locksley made the move from QB to wide receiver prior to his redshirt freshman season in 2016.

He did not see any game action during his time as a Longhorn.

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