Former Maryland receiver Nigel King has transferred to Kansas. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Former Maryland receiver Nigel King has transferred to Kansas and is immediately eligible as a graduate transfer, according to

King, who last week was granted his release from Maryland on Friday, three days before training camp was to start, was already listed on the Jayhawks’ depth chart on Thursday morning.

Later in the morning, King took to Twitter to make his own announcement:

King was slated to be one of the top returning receivers for Maryland before his transfer. He was listed as the backup to senior Deon Long on the preseason depth chart. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound King caught 33 passes, including a team-high four touchdown receptions. He was durable, playing in all 24 games over two seasons, and explosive, averaging 13.6 yards per catch in 12 games.

On Monday, Maryland Coach Randy Edsall briefly addressed the departure of King:

“We wish Nigel well as he goes on. He graduated, which is the number one priority for him and like I said we’ll wish him well and really focus on the guys that are here.”