COLUMBIA, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- University of Missouri redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Gabbert is transferring from the school, the team confirmed Monday.
Gabbert has decided to try his luck elsewhere, his father, Chuck Gabbert, told the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.
Coach Gary Pinkel confirmed the move in a statement.
"We wish Tyler the best and will do everything we can to assist him going forward," Pinkel said in a statement.
Gabbert was the Tigers' No. 2 quarterback coming out of spring practices, and was expected to battle James Franklin for the top signal-calling job. His older brother, Blaine Gabbert, became a first-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars out of Missouri in last month's NFL Draft.
"(Tyler Gabbert) was in the midst of a quarterback battle," Chuck Gabbert told the newspaper. "Nothing's given to you, and it's a competition. And Ty feeds on that competition. But there were other factors we're not going to get into that Ty evaluated."
Tyler Gabbert's destination wasn't announced, but Missouri coaches have ruled out other Big 12 programs.