Down on depth chart, Texas QB Kinne to transfer to Tulsa

Updated: May 7, 2008, 8:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TULSA, Okla. -- University of Texas quarterback G.J. Kinne says he's transferring to the University of Tulsa.

Kinne is a redshirt freshman and will have three years of eligibility after sitting out the coming season.

He was a two-time Class 3-A offensive player of the year in Texas. He was fourth on the Longhorns' depth chart behind Colt McCoy, John Chiles and Sherrod Harris.

Kinne, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, passed for 11,695 yards and 130 touchdowns in four high school seasons, second in Texas high school history.

"We're extremely excited to have a player of G.J.'s caliber," Tulsa coach Todd Graham said. "He has been a winner his whole life. For a player of his caliber to transfer to Tulsa speaks volumes about our program and where we're are at this point. He had a lot of big-time scholarship offers out of high school."

Kinne's father is a high school coach who was a teammate of Graham. TU assistant Brent Graham was once a defensive coordinator on the father's staff.

Information from ESPN.com's Joe Schad and The Associated Press was used in this report.