Well that was abrupt.
Back in April it was announced that Aaron Baltazar had followed Chris Petersen to the state of Washington, transferring from Boise State into the Washington State football program. Less than four months later? Never mind.
A Wazzu spokesperson confirmed to the Idaho Statesman that the running back is no longer a member of the team. No reason was given for the abrupt and unexpected departure.
In the short-term it’s no loss for Mike Leach and the Cougars as Baltazar would’ve been forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Wherever he lands next, he’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015.
As a true freshman last season, Baltazar was second on the Broncos in rushing before suffering a torn ACL the fifth game of the year and, obviously, missed the remainder of the year.