Riley Burt decided to transfer from BYU early last month, but, as it turns out, he won’t be leaving the Beehive State to continue his collegiate playing career.
On his personal Twitter account Wednesday, Burt announced that he will be transferring to Utah State. As a graduate transfer, Burt will be eligible to play immediately for the Aggies in 2019.
The upcoming season will be the running back’s final year of eligibility.
Burt finished the BYU portion of his collegiate career with 513 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 96 carries. This past season, Burt’s 332 yards were fourth on the Cougars.
In BYU’s Famous Idaho Potato Bowl romp over Western Michigan late last year, Burt ran for a team- and career-high 110 yards on 13 carries, including a 37-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of the 49-18 win over the MAC school.