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Former Utah safety Austin Lee to transfer to BYU

While the Utah basketball program isn’t giving BYU return trip to Provo this season, the football team has done their part to make up for it by providing the Cougars with a defensive back.

According to his Instagram post, former Utah safety Austin Lee made a visit to BYU this last weekend and alluded an opportunity while wearing a BYU jersey and gloves.

Had a blast this weekend with great people. We are grateful and excited for this opportunity! #gocougs

A photo posted by Austin • Kortnie • Ledger (@auznkort) on

Austin Lee originally committed to the University of Utah out of high school in 2012 but then served a two-year mission to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Out of high school he was rated as a three star recruit with a composite score of .859 from 247 Sports. In 2015 Austin appeared in seven games for the Utes with most of his work on the special teams unit.

It appears as if Lee will be eligible in the 2017 season as he left the Utah football program in August before the start of the season. The addition of a safety will be welcome news next year for the Cougars who will lose Kai Nacua, Eric Takenaka and Chris Badger to graduation.

You can check out Austin’s high school highlight video below.