HOUSTON – Houston redshirt-freshman quarterback Bowman Sells has left the Houston Football program at the conclusion of the spring semester Friday. The Lucas, Texas, native redshirted the 2016 season.
Houston returns four scholarship quarterbacks in senior Kyle Postma, juniors Kyle Allen and Mason McClendon and sophomore D’Eriq King while adding a fifth in true freshman Bryson Smith this summer as part of the 2017 signing class.
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Allen will suit for up for Houston after sitting out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules after joining the Cougars from Texas A&M. The No. 1 quarterback nationally in the 2014 signing class, Allen saw action in 20 games with 14 starts in two seasons with the Aggies. In his two seasons he completed 278-of-475 passes for 3,532 yards and 33 touchdowns.
In the last two seasons with the Houston program, Postma has seen action in 19 games at both quarterback and receiver completing 72-of-114 passes for 663 yards and three touchdowns. The talented athlete has also ran for 330 yards and five touchdowns while pulling in six receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown in 2015.
Another multi-talented athlete, King also saw action at receiver and quarterback as a true freshman in 2016. The Manvel, Texas, native completed two of his three pass attempts for 20 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 56 yards and pulling in 29 receptions for 228 yards and one touchdown. King is Houston’s leading returning kick returner with 10 returns for 254 yards and one touchdown last season while also totaling six punt returns for 29 yards.
McClendon saw action in three games late in the 2016 season as the holder on extra points and field goals.
Smith will join the Houston program this summer after a successful high school career at John Tyler High School where he threw for 5,705 passing yards and 52 touchdowns against 16 interceptions on 368-of-604 passing. From the same high school that produced Houston star Greg Ward Jr., Smith also ran for 3,100 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns throughout his career.