Connor Wood transferring from Texas

Updated: August 31, 2011, 11:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Texas quarterback Connor Wood will transfer to Colorado, the redshirt freshman announced Wednesday.

The move comes after Garrett Gilbert was named the Longhorns' starter on Monday. Wood was tied for third on this week's depth chart with David Ash and behind Case McCoy.

"I want to thank coach (Mack) Brown, coach (Bryan) Harsin, all of the coaches, and my teammates for the opportunity to play at a great school like the University of Texas," Wood said. "I loved playing for UT and gave it my all, but I felt I needed to seek a new opportunity. I will always cherish the memories and friends I developed as a Longhorn, but I'm excited about the next chapter in my life and looking forward to playing at the University of Colorado."

Wood was given his unconditional release from his scholarship.

"We appreciate everything Connor has brought to our program," Brown said. "He is a tremendous young man and is a great teammate and student. We hate to see him leave, but at the same time we understand his desire to play. We hope for nothing but the best for him and look forward to following his career at Colorado."