Nebraska QB Gebbia to transfer

Scott Frost is entering his first season as Nebraska's head coach.Photo Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

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Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Tristan Gebbia has asked for and been granted a release from Nebraska, the school said in a Twitter post.

Over the weekend, Nebraska announced that true freshman Adrian Martinez had been named the starting quarterback, winning a competition with Gebbia, a redshirt freshman.

The departure of Gebbia means the Cornhuskers have just one scholarship quarterback available this season Martinez. Sophomore walk-on Andrew Bunch will serve as Martinezs backup, while another walk-on, freshman Matt Masker, is the third quarterback.

Noah Vedral, a transfer from UCF, is on the Nebraska roster and is on scholarship, but he must sit out this season to satisfy NCAA rules regarding transfers.

Gebbia was rated the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the country by in 2017. He was recruited to Nebraska by Frosts predecessor, Mike Riley, who preferred a drop-back passer for his offense. Frosts offense utilizes a quarterback who can pass or run, and Martinez is better suited to that.

Martinez will become the first true freshman in Nebraska history to start the first game of the season. He was Frosts first recruiting target after he took over as Nebraskas head coach.