UTEP football received some huge news in late December when former Kansas State quarterback Alex Delton announced that he would be transferring to play his final season with the Miners as a graduate transfer.

Those hopes were ripped away for Miner fans on Tuesday afternoon when Delton announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to TCU instead of UTEP.

Shawn Robinson, the starting dual-threat quarterback at TCU, decided to leave the program in December and transfer to Missouri, which left the Horned Frogs without a quarterback with experience for the 2019 season.

Delton would have reunited with former K-State offensive coordinator and current UTEP head coach Dana Dimel, who were together for three seasons with the Wildcats. Instead, Delton chose to go back to the Big 12 and compete at a higher level.

It's apples to oranges for Delton.

He is a dual-threat quarterback that has been in and out of the quarterback mix for the Wildcats for the past two seasons. Delton notched up 1,191 passing yards and 734 rushing yards for the Wildcats, but Skylar Thompson overtook Delton as the starting quarterback for K-State this season.

During the 2016 season, Delton played in four games, where he rushed for 116 yards and threw for 11 passing yards. His freshman season in 2015 was ended early after he was hurt in his second game and would later earn a medical hardship.

Coming out of high school Delton was rated the 23rd best dual-threat quarterback nationally by Rivals and 33rd by ESPN, while he was rated the fifth-best player in the state of Kansas by Rivals and the top quarterback in the state by ESPN.