A month or so after it was reported as a possibility, a former SEC defensive back has landed in the Pac-12.
While the school has yet to officially announce it, Ahmad Christian confirmed to the Salt Lake Tribune that he will continue his collegiate playing career at Utah. That continuation won’t happen until 2015, however, as the cornerback will be forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
UCLA and Miami (Fla.) were also in play for Christian’s secondary services before the player opted for the Utes.
Back in December, it was reported that Christian would be leaving South Carolina. Given the departures for the NFL at his position, Christian was expected to compete — and likely win — a starting job with the Gamecocks. Instead…
“It just was a matter of me and some of the coaches on the South Carolina staff didn’t see eye to eye on some things,” Christian explained to the Tribune.
Christian played in 12 games in 2013, making his first career start in the second game against Georgia. He was a three-star member of USC’s 2011 recruiting class.