After taking a redshirt last season, his freshman year, Utah quarterback Micah Thomas has elected to transfer after being moved to wide receiver to get more playing time.
Thomas was a 3-star recruit (per 247Sports) last season, a dual threat quarterback out of Houston. However, he was designated an athlete as a recruit, and it was roundly believed that wide receiver may be a better option for him.
As a high school senior, Thomas passed for 849 yards and ran for 734 yards and 10 TDs, leading his team to the Region 3 final.
In his first year with the team, he spent his time quarterbacking the scout team, but was moved to receiver this spring.
While it’s not yet clear why Thomas is leaving the Utes, or indeed where he is going, it’s unlikely Thomas would have made a dent in the depth chart this season.
2013 starter Travis Wilson has injury concerns, but his leadership and will to win make it difficult for any other passer to unseat him. Heir apparent Conner Manning currently sits at number 2 on the depth chart, while Oklahoma-transfer Kendal Thompson sits at 3. Even if Wilson should miss any time (hopefully not), it’s unlikely Thomas would see much playing time.