The 2016 BYU Football post spring practice depth chart came out today and one of the many questions that emerged was why was Jordan Preator not on the list? Well, the answer was made clear when the BYU defensive back tweeted this out:
For those textin, calling, messaging, yes iam transferring. No it isn't my option. Yes it is the best thing for me. Thank you cougs! -— Jordan Preator (@J_preator) April 18, 2016
No word yet on why he has decided to leave BYU but it is certainly a hit to the Cougar's depth in the secondary. Jordan played in eight games last year and accumulated 21 tackles playing both safety and cornerback. The 6 foot 180 pound would be Junior brought much needed athleticism and tenacity to the BYU defense.
At this point, we do not know why he has decided to transfer but it is worth speculating that it has to do with his off the field issues last year. Another possibility is that he did not see eye to eye with the new coaching staff, as can sometimes be the case. Several other players are rumored to transfer as well but there is nothing to report.
What Jordan will be most remembered for is his hit during last years Nebraska game. He fueled the fire for the #ThugMormon crowd when this hit occured. Now, I would like to point out that I did not find this hit to be dirty in the slightest for a variety of reasons. It is clear that the refs didn't either as it was not flagged. Nevertheless, it caused quite a stir among Nebraska fans and BYU haters.
Anyway, Tuiaki and Sitake are now tasked with being able to replace Jordan Preator as they look ahead to the upcoming season.