Oregon defensive tackle Wayne Kirby announced his decision to transfer to BYU late Monday afternoon via twitter:
I love everyone that has been on this ride with me, I'll miss you. pic.twitter.com/21tN5nsmgt— The Lonely Ranger (@wayne_kirby64) January 3, 2017
The Pocatello, Idaho product played in 9 games this past season for Oregon as a true freshman. Kirby was committed to BYU at one point during high school, but ultimately decided to sign with the Ducks.
Kirby will enroll at BYU for the upcoming Winter semester, making him eligible to practice in Spring Ball for BYU.
Normally, Kirby would have to sit out the upcoming year for BYU, but he has informed Vanquish the Foe that he is hoping to be granted a waiver to be immediately eligible for the 2017 season. If not, he would be eligible to play in BYU’s 2017 bowl game, due to his winter semester registration. We will give more details as those are made available.
Whether his first action comes in the 2017 or 2018 season, Kirby will be expected to contribute and start right away along the defensive line.