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Texas QB target Riley Ferguson signs with Memphis

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The Horns were slow extending an offer and the former Volunteers passer wasn't willing to wait any longer.

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The top pro-style quarterback in the junior college ranks is now off the market, as Coffeyville CC's Riley Feguson signed with the Memphis Tigers on Monday, according to the program's new head coach:

The Texas Longhorns were in the process of evaluating the former Tennessee Volunteers quarterback over the last several days, as new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert held an in-home visit with the 6'3, 190-pounder on Sunday, but declined to extend an offer over the last several days.

While Ferguson expressed enough interest in the Horns that landing him was a distinct possibility despite the crowded Texas depth chart that will feature five scholarship quarterbacks this spring, he apparently wasn't willing to wait around for an offer and prolong his recruitment past the dead period to take a visit.

So Texas has once again decided not to go all-out in search of an instant-impact quarterback, continuing a storyline that has now extended over years.