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QB-turned-WR leaves Utes

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Earlier this offseason, Micah Thomas made the move from quarterback to wide receiver.  Now, the player has made his move out of the Utah football program entirely.

In a move that’s been speculated on for weeks thanks to the receiver himself, the Utes confirmed to the Salt Lake Tribune that Thomas has decided to take his leave of the team. The move doesn’t come as a complete surprise as Thomas tweeted May 23 that he is “planning these moves I’m about to make,” then followed that up a couple of weeks later with a post to Instagram that read “Chest Up Eyes Up Prayed Up. Making Major Moves.”

As he was buried behind four quarterbacks on the depth chart, Thomas changed positions during spring practice, which was the likely impetus for the decision.

Thomas was a three-star member of the Utes’ 2013 recruiting class who took a redshirt as a true freshman. In-state programs such as Baylor and Rice offered the Texas high schooler scholarships before his decision to play at Utah.

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