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Utah RB Devonta’e Henry-Cole announces plan to transfer to BYU

Utah Utes running back Devonta’e Henry-Cole (7) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Tyler Huntley (1), putting the Utes up 7-0 over the Washington State Cougars after the PAT, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
Utah Utes running back Devonta’e Henry-Cole (7) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Tyler Huntley (1), putting the Utes up 7-0 over the Washington State Cougars after the PAT, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

The BYU Cougars will be getting some help at running back from the University of Utah.

Devonta’e Henry-Cole, whom numerous outlets reported earlier this week had entered the transfer portal, announced on Saturday evening via Twitter that he has committed to the Cougars.

The two sides will open the 2020 season Sept. 3 in Salt Lake City.

Very generously listed as 5-foot-11, 196 pounds on the Utes’ 2019 roster, Henry-Cole appeared in 25 games over three seasons out of nationally renowned St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida (he redshirted in 2018 after breaking his wrist before the campaign began). He had 90 carries for 469 yards and four touchdowns.

Henry-Cole will join a stable of running backs at BYU that includes Lopini Katoa, Sione Finau, Austin McChesney and Tyler Allgeier from last season.

Henry-Cole joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in September 2018. He was baptized by now-former teammate Chase Hansen.