PROVO — Another on-scholarship BYU football player has entered the transfer portal.
According to the Twitter feed of 247Sports Transfer Portal, cornerback Isaiah Herron has put his name in the portal, which means he can be contacted by other programs.
BYU CB Isaiah Herron is in the portal. He finished with 22 tackles and 2 TFls loss last season as a sophomore. https://t.co/sMZNVRllkp— 247Sports Transfer Portal (@247SportsPortal) June 18, 2020
Herron, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound rising sophomore from Las Vegas, started in seven games last year during his redshirt freshman season and made 22 tackles and two pass breakups. He totaled a season-best five tackles in BYU’s win over No. 24 USC.
On June 1, redshirt freshman linebacker Alex Miskela entered the portal, although the 2018 signee had yet to play a down for the Cougars.
Herron becomes the fourth BYU defensive player to enter the portal since March, joining linemen Devin Kaufusi and Austin Chambers and Miskela.
Kaufusi has announced he is transferring to Utah, while Chambers is bound for Maine.
The potential loss of Herron — he can still return to BYU, and coach Kalani Sitake has welcomed back transfer portal entrants before — is as great as the loss of Kaufusi, maybe more so.
Herron was expected to compete with junior D’Angelo Mandell for the starting right cornerback spot in 2020. Senior Chris Wilcox is the probable starter at left corner, backed by junior Keenan Ellis.
Weber State transfer Shamon Willis, son of former BYU running back Jamal Willis, will also compete for playing time at cornerback, along with recent returned missionary Jaylon Vickers.
Newcomers to the position group include Chandler, Arizona, product Micah Harper and Jacques Wilson, a transfer from West Los Angeles College.