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Reports: Devonta’e Henry-Cole has change of heart, will transfer from BYU to Utah State

BYU loses an expected contributor at running back.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Utah at Washington Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

BYU will be down one contributor at running back as Utah grad transfer Devonta’e Henry-Cole will transfer from BYU. Jake Hatch of 1280 the Zone first reported the news; both Hatch and Mitch Harper of KSL Sports are reporting that Henry-Cole will transfer to Utah State. DHC committed to BYU back on February 1.

With Henry-Cole gone, BYU’s running back room consists of Lopini Katoa, Tyler Allgeier, Jackson, Sione Finau, and 2020 signee Bruce Garrett. Sione Finau — who led BYU last year with 359 receiving yards — tore his ACL after the Idaho State game November 16. It is unknown if he will be ready when the season starts. Lopini Katoa led BYU with 4 rushing TDs and was second with 358 rushing yards, and Jackson McChesney was third on the team with 274 rushing yards.

Henry-Cole’s decision could have come down to many factors — whether it be BYU’s scheduling uncertainty or Utah QB and close friend Jason Shelley transferring to USU — but his transfer is a loss for BYU’s running back where DHC was expected to be a member of the two-deep.