On Friday, Taylor Powell was missing from the Missouri football roster. Now the redshirt junior quarterback has confirmed he is leaving the program to finish his college football career elsewhere as a graduate transfer.

Powell shared a note on his Twitter account:

“Since I began my collegiate career at Mizzou, I have given my all for my teammates, coaches and the university. The memories I share with my brothers, I will always cherish. I want to thank my teammates for always having my back going to war with me every single day.

“I am grateful for Coach Drinkwitz and Coach Odom, for teaching me how to be a great player and more importantly a good man. To all of my incredible coaches, thank you for your invaluable lessons both on and off the field. I am proud to be a Mizzou alumni and will be a Tiger for life. Lastly, thank you to my family, friends and loved ones who have given an incredible amount of support to me along this journey. I love you all!

“After much consideration and prayer it is in my best interest to transfer from the University of Missouri and explore the opportunities with my final two seasons as a graduate transfer. I am extremely excited to begin this next chapter and look forward to my future. #Miz”

Powell signed with Mizzou in 2017. He redshirted his first year and then served as Drew Lock’s backup in 2018. Last season, Powell played in six games, including one start, completing 29-of-62 passes for 297 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions