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Demetri Goodson To Transfer From Gonzaga To Play College Football

The fact Gonzaga point guard Demetri Goodson intends to transfer is not particularly unique. In the world of college basketball, transfers and attrition are common following the end of the season. But his reasons for transferring are unique: Goodson plans to leave Gonzaga to play college football, likely at Texas A&M.

The official release comes from the Spokesman-Review, though SB Nation's The Slipper Still Fits had the news first and made public the early rumblings of his impending transfer earlier in the week.

Goodson recently completed his junior season. Few said because GU doesn’t offer football, Goodson can transfer to another school and he will have two years of eligibility. Goodson is expected to return to his home state of Texas, possibly at Texas A&M, where his older brother Mike played running back, or Texas State, coached by Dennis Franchione, who was Mike’s coach at Texas A&M.

Because Gonzaga does not have a football program, Goodson will be immediately eligible wherever he transfers. But still, it's an odd move. Goodson has started all but one game for Gonzaga in his two years with the program. All of a sudden, he's decided to return to football after giving the sport up after his sophomore year of high school.

He does have the genetics: His brother, Mike Goodson, is a running back for the Carolina Panthers. I haven't heard of an athlete who has been a mainstay on a college basketball team leaving to begin a football career elsewhere, though Gonzaga does present a unique set of circumstances.

We'll keep an eye on Goodson and his transfer news in this StoryStream. For all things Gonzaga and more on Goodson, head over to SB Nation's The Slipper Still Fits.