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December 9, 2009In news that first broke on Rivals.com Tuesday night and was confirmed by multiple sources Wednesday morning, four-star quarterback Tyler Gabbert is back on the open market. And the Missouri Tigers will get first crack at the former Nebraska commitment.
Gabbert told HuskersIllustrated.com that he decommitted during a phone call to Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson on Tuesday.
"I called him on the phone," Gabbert said. "I went back and watched some games from the season and it wasn't what I anticipated it to be. I also was looking at some of the depth charts at numerous positions, and I felt like the offense wasn't [going] in the direction I'd like for it to be."
Gabbert said that Watson told him Nebraska was "moving on in a different direction."
As far as Gabbert's direction, he said, "that's the plan right now to visit Missouri officially."
Gabbert will be one of ten confirmed official visitors this weekend. While he has not named a favorite or eliminated any schools from his list, a source familiar with the situation told PowerMizzou.com that "it's only Missouri," for the quarterback.
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