A well-traveled UTEP football player is on the move again. Probably.
According to 247Sports.com, Devaughn Cooper has decided to enter his name into the transfer database. The wide receiver’s 2019 season with UTEP football ended prematurely because of a shoulder injury.
Now, for what’s seemingly becoming a daily disclaimer when it comes to transfers.
As we’ve stated myriad times in the past, a player can remove his name from the portal and remain at the same school. At this point, though, other programs are permitted to contact a player without receiving permission from his current football program.
NCAA bylaws also permit schools to pull a portal entrant’s scholarship at the end of the semester in which he entered it.
This season, Cooper caught 10 passes for 147 yards before being injured. At the time, he was second on the Miners in both categories.
Cooper actually began his collegiate career at Arizona, catching 21 passes for 395 yards in three seasons with the Wildcats. In early May of last year, Cooper, who had previously considered leaving the Wildcats before opting to stay, was one of two players dismissed from the Arizona football program for violating unspecified team rules.
Three months later, Cooper transferred to UTEP.