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Idaho QB/WR Kareem Coles to transfer

Idaho quarterback and wide receiver Kareem Coles has decided to transfer after one season with the program, Coles confirmed to the Spokesman-Review on Wednesday.

Idaho has granted Coles his release, meaning he is free to talk to other schools, an Idaho spokesperson confirmed to the SR. 

Coles arrived at Idaho from Madison High in San Diego, choosing the Vandals over Utah State, UNLV and a handful of Big Sky schools, mostly because of getting an opportunity at quarterback.

Coles was once a Utah State commit.

With Jake Luton and Gunnar Amos giving Idaho QB depth behind starter Matt Linehan, Idaho coach Paul Petrino opted to give Coles reps at wide receiver.

Coles caught three passes for 19 yards in six games at receiver. He threw his first career pass in a loss at Auburn in the second-to-last game of the season. Petrino indicated early in the season he had no intention to redshirt Coles.

Coles will have to sit out a year if he transfers to another FBS institution but will be able to use his available redshirt.

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