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Missouri lands two big grad transfers

A big-time quarterback is coming to the SEC East.

Furman v Clemson Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant has announced on his twitter that he will transfer to the University of Missouri in 2019.

Also, Arkansas wide receiver Jonathan Nance has committed to Missouri as well. Nance will be eligible for next season after catching 37 passes for 539 yards and five touchdowns this past season.

Bryant will have one year of eligibility as he joins the Tigers as a graduate transfer.

After backing up Deshaun Watson during Clemson’s back to back trips to the national championship game, Bryant became the starter for the 2017-18 season.

He threw for 2,802 yards and 13 touchdowns and added 665 rushing yards with 11 rushing touchdowns.

Clemson entered the college football playoffs as the number one seed after a 12-1 season that included an ACC Championship. There, they were defeated by the eventual national champion Alabama.

Bryant was named the starter again in 2018, but true freshman Trevor Lawrence eventually took the job and ran with it. Bryant then transferred after four games so he could redshirt and start elsewhere in 2019.

After a long recruiting process, he chose the Tigers over Arkansas, Auburn and others.

What it means for Kentucky is that they will have to face a loaded Mizzou offense led by Bryant in Lexington in 2019.

With Drew Lock graduating, if the Tigers failed to reel in Bryant ,they probably would’ve taken a step back.

But now with Bryant and almost their entire offense young and coming back for 2019, the Tigers will be as dangerous as ever and be a threat to Georgia, Florida and Kentucky who all finished ahead of them in the SEC East.

Also, they will be looking to avenge a gut-wrenching loss Kentucky handed to them in a game dubbed the Mizzou miracle.

In attendance at that game was Bryant, who will take the field against the Cats on October 26th, 2019 when Kentucky hosts Missouri.