QB Tyler Shreve leaves Utah

Utah redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Shreve is transferring to Riverside (Calif.) Community College to play baseball and football, the school announced Thursday.

“Tyler leaves our program on good terms,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement. “Tyler has an equal passion for football and baseball and we wish him well in his desire to pursue both sports.”

Shreve, who was with the team for bowl practices until this week, has left school.

Some quick thoughts on that here from Lya Wodraska.

Shreve was a grayshirt entry last spring and struggled. His struggles led to the Utes pursuing Jon Hays, who transferred in this past summer after the team he initially signed with out of Butte College -- Nebraska-Omaha -- dropped its football program.

The Utes' quarterback situation is interesting. A lot depends on when and how well Jordan Wynn comes back from a second shoulder surgery. Hays did an admirable job managing the game for a conservative offense, but getting Wynn back in his late-2009/early-2010 form would be ideal.

The Utes have commitments from two quarterbacks already for their 2012 recruiting class.