Set to lose key wideouts Deon Randall ’15 and Grant Wallace ’15 to graduation, the Yale football team quickly reinforced its receiving corps by landing a transfer from a major NCAA program.
According to reports, former North Carolina State wide receiver Bo Hines — who led the Wolfpack with 45 catches in 616 receiving yards as a freshman in 2014 — will transfer to Yale for the 2015 season. Hines announced his decision to transfer from NC State via Twitter on Saturday. NC State subsequently released a statement confirming Hines’ plans to head to an Ivy League school in order to pursue a career in law and politics.
Thank you Wolf Pack nation. pic.twitter.com/MWqyNeMw3K
— BoHines (@BoHines) December 27, 2014
The 6′ 1″, 190-pound receiver was a standout in his freshman season, which included a three-catch, 79-yard performance in the Wolfpack’s 34–27 win over Central Florida in the St. Petersburg Bowl on Friday. Hines played slot receiver for NC State, and could inherit Randall’s former role as the spread offense’s Y-receiver. The Elis led the Ivy League in passing last season.
“I will always love [my former teammates] and will always consider myself a member of the Wolfpack Nation,” Hines said in an NC State Athletics statement. “My goal is to pursue a specific career path in law and politics, and I believe that transferring to an Ivy League institution will help me reach that goal.”
Morgan Roberts ’16 was the last player to transfer from a Football Bowl Subdivision team to Yale, going on to set the Yale record for passing yards and completion percentage in a season this fall.