The Utes lost a corner on Tuesday.

According to 247Sports’ Steve Bartle, Utah cornerback LaCarea Pleasant-Johnson entered his name into the transfer portal. Pleasant-Johnson spent three seasons with the program, redshirting in 2019. He did not see action in 2020 and then appeared in six games this season, primarily on special teams, and made three tackles.

Despite a slew of injuries in the secondary, the 6-foot, 174-pound corner wasn’t an option on the defensive side of the ball much. Shortly after news of his departure broke, however, Pleasant-Johnson shed a little insight into the struggles he faced while in Salt Lake City.

Utah notably played running back Micah Bernard at corner for its Rose Bowl game against Ohio State on Jan. 1. If the third-year redshirt freshman required labrum surgery, it’s understandable why he wasn’t available as a fill-in option.

Originally a 3-star recruit from Phoenix, Arizona, in the Class of 2019, Pleasant-Johnson chose the Utes over offers from Colorado, Florida, and Nebraska, among others. He had interest from several Pac-12 programs.

He’ll have three years to play at his next school.