Garic Wharton Transferring from Arizona Wildcats

(October 9, 2013 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America)

Caught in the logjam at receiver at Arizona, and with his degree recently in hand, Garic Wharton has elected to transfer to another program to complete his final year of college football.

Wharton was a 3-star recruit in the class of 2010, and took a redshirt in his first season. He was used mostly as a kick returner in 2011, carrying the ball once for 11 yards, but had no receptions.

In 2012 he saw his first sustained action on offense, catching 20 passes for 278 yards and 2 scores in 10 games, including 13 receptions for 173 yards and a TD over the last 2, potentially setting up a big 2013.

His strong finish didn’t lead to bigger things in 2013, thanks to a hip injury, and he remain mired on the depth chart, catching just 17 passes for 291 yards and 2 TDs. With the Wildcats potentially having one of the deepest wide receiver corps in the PAC 12 this season, Wharton’s chance at increased playing time looked in peril.

Wharton has yet to declare his intended destination, but having his degree will allow him to play straight away as opposed to the obligatory redshirt year.