Reports are surfacing that Darren Carrington has found a new home, and it won't be far.
On Tuesday morning, Michelle Bodkin of UteZone.com broke the news that Carrington was joining the Utah Utes, less than two weeks after being kicked off the Oregon football team by Willie Taggart following an arrest for a DUII.
On July 1, Carrington was arrested for a DUII after crashing into a pole at a McDonald’s drive-thru near campus. Two weeks later, Willie Taggart dismissed Carrington from a program, showing that he’s not a second chance or three strikes kind of guy. Mess up once, and you're gone.
Carrington has already graduated from Oregon, so depending on how Utah decides to handle his DUII, we could see Carrington suit up against the Ducks on October 28 in Eugene.
Our friends over at Block U had this to say about Carrington joining the team:
In addition to Carrington, Utah also added JUCO transfer Josh Nurse. I felt good about Utah’s wide receivers heading into fall camp even without Carrington and Nurse. They flashed a lot of potential last season, and wide receiver coach Guy Holliday has an impressive track record for developing talent. With these additions, Utah gets two players that are both big that can make contested catches and bust big plays. They have added quality and depth to an underrated yet talented group of wide receivers.
Something of interest that was pointed out on Twitter is a sign explaining Utah’s “core values,” one of which Carrington doesn't exactly live up to...
Kinda ironic Utah FB has a "Core Values" sign that says no DUI's and then they take a transfer who got booted in part because of a DUI. pic.twitter.com/NN7ovqP3fP— Matt Prehm (@Prehmmr247) July 25, 2017
Utah has been a tough opponent for the Ducks, and the addition of Oregon’s former top receiver makes them that much tougher.