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Ex-Boise State D-lineman says he’s transferring to Baylor

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Given the boot from Boise State earlier this month for violating team rules, defensive lineman Sam Ukwuachu says he’s found his transfer destination. And it’s back in his home state of Texas.

Speaking to Sic’, Ukwuachu says it’s a “done deal” that he will transfer to Baylor early next month. The redshirt freshman recently visited Waco and chose the Bears over Florida and Utah. Baylor cannot comment on the news until Ukwuachu officially enrolls.

“Baylor was my best option. It’s close to home. It’s a good program. [Boise St. Chris Petersen] really helped me to where I wanted to go. Things just didn’t work out up there,” Ukwuachu told the site, adding that while he was reportedly dismissed from the team, he and Petersen came to a mutual understanding that it was best to part ways. Ukwuachu also missed Boise’s spring practice because of what Petersen called “personal things.”

Ukwuachu played in all 13 games for the Broncos last season, including 12 starts. He was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.

Barring a special waiver, Ukwuachu will have to sit out a season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

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4 Responses to “Ex-Boise State D-lineman says he’s transferring to Baylor”
  1. cranespy says: May 21, 2013 9:22 PM

    Chris Petersen…….Mike Gundy……need I say more?

  2. harleyspoon says: May 21, 2013 10:30 PM

    Yes, cranespy, you could say more if you knew the details of Oklahoma State matter….I recommend that you get the facts before you make silly and snide remarks about matter you really don’t know a hell of lot about…Get the facts!!

  3. mediocrebob says: May 22, 2013 9:18 AM

    He’s probably tired of playing a weak schedule every year. Good for him for wanting to better himself.

  4. broncoblu says: May 24, 2013 1:00 AM

    Peterson is arguably the best coach in football. To make Boise the contending university every year. There have been different teams every year and the only team consistently there is Boise State. That is only due to his excellent coaching skills. His record speaks for itself.

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