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TCU freshman QB Eli Williams enters the transfer portal

After suffering a devastating injury his senior season, the Oklahoma native has struggled to work his way up the depth chart.

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Texas Christian Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Three star quarterback Eli Williams has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple sources:

Williams was injured early in his senior season, but the Frogs stuck by the recruit and he stuck with them. A native of Sapulpa, OK, he signed with TCU as the No. 11 overall prospect from Oklahoma in the 2020 recruiting cycle, per the 247Sports Composite Player Rankings. Williams garnered a three-star rating during his recruitment and was in the No. 25 dual-threat quarterbacks in his class. He threw for over 2,500 yards and ran for another 2,000 in his varsity career, despite his truncated senior season.

Williams was expected to compete with former walk-on Matthew Downing and juco prospect Stephon Brown for third on the depth chart, but struggled to earn snaps at QB. Out of fall camp, he was widely expected to switch positions, and with his size and athleticism, could have moved to tight end and been an effective target.

Now, he will look for a chance to throw it for someone else.

The Horned Frogs had two reserve wide receivers — Dylan Thomas and Al’Dontre Davis — enter the portal earlier this season.

The Frogs turn their attention to the Baylor Bears, who themselves lost two players this week, with senior running backs Trestan Ebner (a former TCU commit) and John Lovett. The two seniors had combined for 177 yards on 54 carries and two touchdown to go along with 15 receptions for 225 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Ebner had a pair of kick return touchdowns as well.

The Bears and Frogs play in Waco Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 2:30pm.