Former UTSA quarterback Zach Conque has enrolled at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches and is participating in team activities, an SFA spokesman said in an email.

Because Conque is moving from a Football Bowl Subdivision program to one in the Football Championship Subdivision, he avoids the transfer rule and does not have to sit out a year.

He can play this fall and will have three years remaining at the Southland Conference school, the spokesman said.

At SFA, Zach Conque will be playing for his father, Lumberjacks head coach Clint Conque.

Clint Conque moved from Central Arkansas to SFA in the offseason.

His son, a strapping, 6-foot-4 athlete who boasts a strong arm, toiled in the UTSA system for two years.

As a redshirt freshman last fall, the former schoolboy standout in Little Rock, Ark., was the team’s No. 3 quarterback behind senior Eric Soza and junior Tucker Carter.

Carter, moving into his senior year, is projected to be UTSA’s No. 1 quarterback leading into spring drills.

Backing up will be the team’s new No. 2, Austin Robinson, a redshirt freshman from Houston-area Bellaire Episcopal.

A Class of 2013 recruit, Robinson is scheduled to go through his first set of spring practices later this semester.

UTSA lands Florida-based linebacker

The UTSA Roadrunners continue to expand their horizons in football recruiting.

With a little more than two weeks remaining before signing day for the Class of 2014, the Roadrunners have reeled in their 11th pledge and their third from out of state.

Florida-based linebacker Justin Todd has committed to UTSA, the athlete’s high school coach confirmed Monday afternoon.

“I think he really got along with (UTSA assistant coach) Jeff Popovich,” said Derek Chipoletti, Todd’s coach at Oakleaf High School in Orange Park, Fla.

Todd will join two other out-of-state prospects headed to UTSA in the school’s fifth recruiting class. The two are receiver John Cole Neph and tight end Cameron Oliver, both from Owasso, Okla.

Signing day is Feb. 5.

Todd’s decision apparently represents a change of heart.

A 6-foot, 220-pounder whose strength is speed, Todd previously had been listed as a Florida International commitment.

Oakleaf was loaded at linebacker last fall.

Chipoletti said Todd’s teammate, Darrion Owens, plans to sign with the Miami Hurricanes.

The coach said that another prospect, Oakleaf junior-to-be and middle linebacker Shaquille Quarterman, has already picked up offers from Georgia and Auburn.