Graduate transfers are a big deal in every sport. One example outside of football is a graduate transfer runner from BYU who ran for Utah State last season. Dallin Farnsworth led the Aggies to a Mountain West Championship and their best finish ever at the national championships.
After a successful campaign at Utah, running back Devontae Henry-Cole sought a new opportunity as a graduate transfer. Naturally other schools in the state came calling. Over the weekend he shocked the world or at least the Wasatch Front when he chose BYU, Utah’s rival just 40 miles South of the University of Utah.
Just what will another graduate transfer bring to the Cougars? Last season Ty’son Williams, a transfer running back from the University of South Carolina, joined BYU and was an integral part of the win over his familiar SEC rival Tennessee Volunteers. Lopini Katoa got a lot of carries after Williams got injured.
With Williams declaring for the draft (he could have asked for another year of college due to his injury), this year likely would be a close battle between Henry-Cole and Katoa for the starting job
Both running backs could see significant carries as they are very talented in their own ways. The transfer from the rival school isn’t Run DHC from the rap world or the spin off Run TMC from NBA folklore. He is Run DHC and he’s looking to make noise next season.
Prediction: DHC gets a couple breakout 100 yard games especially against the G5 teams but struggles vs the P5 teams. He will have one game winning touchdown similar to the one Ty’Son had last year to Tennessee. Maybe this one will be to another SEC opponent in Missouri. We shall see. This should be the start of another interesting football season in Provo.