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MSU graduate transfer QB Dakota Prukop has Texas on his release list

Is this the year that the Longhorns finally add an instant-impact quarterback to the roster?

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Graduate transfer season is heating up around college football and the latest name to know is Montana State Bobcats quarterback Dakota Prukop, who told FOX Sports that the Texas Longhorns are on his release list.

The Austin native who graduated from Vandegrift in 2012 has also received releases to speak with the Oregon Ducks and TCU Horned Frogs. The latter school is certainly an interesting choice since the Longhorns are currently pursuing co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie.

If Texas does decide to pursue Prukop, it will have to do make up some ground on Oregon, the current leader for his services, according to the quarterback himself.

Based on production level, the 6'2, 210-pound Prukop is intriguing:

Prukop threw for 3,025 yards, completed 63 percent of his passes and had a 28-10 TD-INT ratio for the Bobcats. He also ran for 797 yards and 11 TDs. Against Adams' old school, Eastern Washington, Prukop threw for 353 yards and four TDs and also ran for 196 more yards and another touchdown.

The success of Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams has paved the way for Prukop to receive the attention now that he never got out of the newly-built high school. A quarterback and safety, Prukop didn't even rate a profile page from 247Sports, Rivals, or Scout during his prep days, though ESPN even went as far to write an evaluation of his skill set.

Since the Horns are set to have five scholarship quarterbacks on campus this spring with the addition of early enrollee Shane Buechele, the pure numbers don't really make sense. But since redshirting freshmen Kai Locksley and Matthew Merrick are considered such raw prospects and more entrenched players like junior Tyrone Swoopes and redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard haven't proven themselves to be the answer at the position, perhaps adding a little more competition would make sense.

Six scholarship players would make for a crowded quarterback room, but after declining to add any junior college players or graduate transfers over the last several years, maybe it's finally time to make a bold move in the quest to find competent play at the most importnat position on the field.

In any case, the decision will ultimately be up to the new Texas offensive coordinator.