University of Arizona's recover Trey Griffey manages a sprawling one handed catch despite being smothered by cornerback Derek Babiash at Arizona Stadium in their Spring Game, Friday, April 12, 2014, Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Spring drills ended, and a UA cornerback is gone.

Sophomore Derek Babiash informed coaches after Saturday's spring game that he was leaving school.

The San Diego native was expected to compete with Devin Holiday, also a sophomore, for the starting cornerback job opposite Jonathan McKnight. 

Last month, Babiash told the Star: "I feel like I'm putting myself in a great position to make a really good jump this year, and I'm working hard at it." Babiash played extensively in Saturday's spring game: Receiver Trey Griffey made a one-handed catch with Babiash covering him. (See photo).  

The Scout.com recruiting service ranked Babiash as a four-star recruit coming out of high school in 2013. The 6-foot-1-inch cornerback played in nine games primarily on special teams last year, recording two tackles, one solo. ​

Read more in Wednesday's Arizona Daily Star