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BYU football roster: 3-star DL Chinonso Opara leaves BYU for Weber State

The rising prospect wasn’t on BYU’s fall-camp roster

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When BYU football’s fall camp roster came out on Aug. 3, the Salt Lake Tribune noted the absence of 3-star freshman Chinonso Opara, a defensive lineman out of Juan Diego High School who was a rising recruit as a football newcomer and chose the Cougars over Utah.

An unnamed spokesperson said Opara was among players not currently with the team but “could be in the future.”

Saturday, we learned that won’t be the case.

Opara is now in camp with Weber State, according to a report from the Standard-Examiner.

“Opara offers immense potential for BYU’s line. For his size, he moves extremely well,” our Robby McCombs wrote when Opara signed with BYU. “He is still very raw, but BYU’s staff has an incredible amount of potential and upside to work with.”

It is not known why Opara did not enroll at BYU.

Best wishes to Opara as he continues his football career.