Daniel Sams switched positions in the spring and now he's switching schools.
The former QB will transfer at the end of the semester. His mother confirmed her son's move to GoPowercat.com on Monday night.
"I just want my son to be happy," Sherrell Griffin told GoPowercat. "If him staying there and not playing and using his talents and ability isn't making him happy I'm behind it 100 percent."
The school announced that Sams was granted his release Tuesday.
Sams, a junior in 2014, moved to wide receiver earlier in the year after juco transfer Jake Waters emerged as the Wildcats' starting quarterback in 2013 and received the majority of playing time. Before Waters' arrival, Sams was the backup to Heisman finalist Collin Klein in 2012.
Last season, Sams ran for 807 yards and 11 touchdowns on 152 attempts. 199 of those yards and three of those TDs came in a 10-point loss to Baylor.
While running the football was Sams' strength, passing the football was Waters' and why Waters beat him out for the starting quarterback job. Waters threw for 2,469 yards and 18 touchdowns on 159-260 passing in 2013.
Sams practiced at wide receiver all spring, and while he apparently showed potential, he asked coach Bill Snyder for his release from the school on Friday. He will have two years to play two seasons at his next school.
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