Quarterback Zach Smith is transferring from Baylor to Tulsa.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Smith will have to sit out the 2018 season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules before he is eligible for the 2019 season. He received his release from Baylor in December.
Smith started six games last season for the Bears and 10 games during his career.
In 2017, Smith completed 52.2 percent of his passes for 1,471 yards and eight touchdowns with eight interceptions. He helped Baylor to its only win, over Kansas.
Sidelined by a shoulder injury last year, Smith gave way to Charlie Brewer, who ended up being named the Big 12 co-freshman of the year.
During two seasons at Baylor, Smith passed for 2,997 yards with 21 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He had started four games in place of injured Seth Russell in 2016.
A former four-star recruit, Smith ranks as one of the top 10 passers in Texas high school football history.
At Tulsa, Smith will be reunited with coach Philip Montgomery, who was Baylor’s offensive coordinator and recruited the young quarterback back in 2014.
Tulsa has needs at quarterback after redshirt freshman Luke Skipper and sophomore Chad President had just six touchdown passes between them and six interceptions last season.