Running back Jevon Bigelow has transferred to Fresno State, his hometown school, after contributing as a true freshman last season at Wyoming.
Bigelow left the Wyoming program in April for personal reasons, after appearing in ten games and finishing third on the team in rushing this past season.
Bigelow fits the mold of a bigger running back, checking in at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds.
As a transfer from another Division I school, Bigelow will likely need to sit out a year in accordance with NCAA rules, although he could possibly apply for a waiver to play right away, but that’s still to be determined.
As a senior in high school, Bigelow played a big part in Central’s first-ever Central Section championship in 2017, rushing for 1,535 yards with 16 touchdowns.
He was also a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield in high school, catching 75 passes for 815 yards and five touchdowns during his prep career.
The recruiting website, 247sports.com, had Bigelow rated as a two-star recruit coming out of Central, and the website said Wyoming and UNLV offered scholarships.
Fresno State did not offer him a scholarship in high school, but he now joins an ever-growing list of homegrown stars from the Central Valley, who have ended up at Fresno State under Jeff Tedford’s regime.