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Ex-Oklahoma State QB withdraws from NFL draft, transfers to Texas Southern

HOUSTON -- Former Oklahoma State quarterback Bobby Reid said
Friday he will transfer to Texas Southern for his final season
rather than keep himself eligible for the NFL draft.

Reid, who decided to leave the Cowboys after a junior season in
which he was benched after two games, made the decision hours after
the NCAA granted him a waiver to transfer to a Championship
Subdivision school.

Reid's decision was first reported by Houston television station
KRIV.

"I think this is the best route to take," Reid told KRIV.

Reid entered last season seemingly entrenched as the Cowboys'
starter, having held the job since midway through his freshman
season. But he left a Sept. 8 game against Florida Atlantic with an
injury, opening the door for Zac Robinson, who started Oklahoma
State's last 11 games.

Reid, who went to high school at Galena Park North Shore in
suburban Houston, played only sparingly after his demotion.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy's much-publicized tirade
directed at a newspaper columnist last season was about a story
critical of Reid.

Texas Southern went 0-11 last season.