Miklo Smalls will not return to Rice after taking the spring semester off from the team due to personal reasons. Small will instead head to Independence Junior College as the next step in his football career.
More re Smalls transfer: He’s heading to Independence (as he said on Twitter)..it’s a community college in southeast Kansas that will be featured in szn 3 of Netflix’s Last Chance U. He’s looking for a “change of pace/new environment” according to new coach Jason Brown.— Glynn Hill (@RiceChron) June 6, 2018
Smalls was a three-star prospect out of Plano East and chose the Owls over offers from Colorado State and SMU. Last year Smalls started one game, completing 59% of his passes with a touchdown compared to three interceptions.
Rice will now turn to Jackson Tyner, Sam Glaesmann, transfer Shawn Stankavage or one of two true freshman to lead their offense in 2018.