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Sophomore receiver Bubba Ogbebor to transfer from Boise State football team

Boise State receiver Bubba Ogbebor is unable to corral a pass Oct. 1, 2016, against Utah State at Albertsons Stadium. Ogbebor announced Monday he plans to transfer.
Boise State receiver Bubba Ogbebor is unable to corral a pass Oct. 1, 2016, against Utah State at Albertsons Stadium. Ogbebor announced Monday he plans to transfer.

Boise State’s already unproven wide receiver group took a hit Monday afternoon when one of its young talents announced on Twitter he plans to transfer.

Sophomore receiver Bubba Ogbebor said he will leave the Broncos, two days after the conclusion of spring practices. Ogbebor, a native of Frisco, Texas, played in 10 games last season as a true freshman, but did not have a reception. In Saturday’s spring game, he had one catch for 8 yards.

In his tweet, he thanked the Boise State staff for “embracing me into this program with open arms,” adding that he felt the move was “necessary at this stage in my life.”

Landing Ogbebor in the 2016 signing class was a coup for the Broncos, fending off a late push from Oklahoma. He had 74 catches 1,282 yards and 14 touchdowns as a high school senior.

The Boise State receiving corps, outside of senior Cedrick Wilson, has combined for 24 career receptions. This past February, the Broncos signed three wide receivers: Damon Cole, Octavius Evans and Cartrell Thomas.

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