Five-star quarterback decommits from Texas Tech

BY foxsports • December 13, 2014

Five-star quarterback recruit Jarrett Stidham has decommitted from Texas Tech. 

"I want to say thank you to Texas Tech University for giving me the opportunity to play football and get a degree from there, but I have officially decided to decommit for various reasons," Stidham posted on his Twitter account. "Thank you to everyone that has been involved."

Stidham, a native of Stephenville, Texas and the nation's No. 2 quarterback, signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech in August and had planned on enrolling at Texas Tech for the winter semester so he could participate in spring practice. 

He had first committed to Texas Tech last March. 

Stidham had offers from Baylor, Oregon, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, Ohio State and others before picking Texas Tech. He would have been the highest-rated commit to ever sign with the Red Raiders. 

Texas Tech's quarterback competition is expected to be open this spring and sophomore Patrick Mahomes will compete with junior Davis Webb if both heal from offseason surgery in time to make it to the field. 

Stidham missed five games this season with a broken hand, but still threw for 35 touchdowns, 2,934 yards and ran for 969 yards with 15 touchdowns. 

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