Former Arizona Wildcats running back Daniel Jenkins will transfer to Washington State, he tweeted tonight. Jenkins, who has one season of eligibility remaining, graduated from the UA in December.
NCAA rules allow Jenkins to play right away as long as he enrolls in a graduate program at Washington State that is unavailable at Arizona.
“UofA will always be my Alma Mater, I am excited for the new opportunity to play against the best of the best and achieve my goals at WSU,” Jenkins tweeted.
Jenkins served as Ka’Deem Carey’s backup in 2012 and rushed for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He was likely to serve in the same role in his final season.
The Moreno Valley, Calif., native hasn’t enrolled at Washington State and it’s unclear whether he will do so this semester or wait until the summer or fall.
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez first announced Jenkins would transfer in December, four days after the Wildcats’ New Mexico Bowl win over Nevada.
“He’s a good football player, and he’s going to make a decision on what’s best for him,” Rodriguez said then. “He’s done everything right by the university with the way he’s played, the way he’s graduated and the way he’s acted. ... Just a great young man.”