Carter and Johnson to Transfer

Sophomore running back Raymond Carter and junior wide receiver Dominigue Johnson will transfer out of the UCLA football program, according to sources...

Sources are indicating that sophomore running back Raymond Carter and junior wide receiver Dominique Johnson have both decided to transfer.

Both Carter and Johnson received the paperwork that enables them to look into transfer options, and they've indicated to sources that they are transferring.

Sophomore running back Aundre Dean also has requested and received the paperwork necessary to explore transfer options, but sources are saying that he has yet to decide that he's transferring.

If both Carter and Dean leave, UCLA's deep tailback position suddenly gets a bit thin.

It was pretty well accepted that both were waiting to see how things would shake out in spring practice. Once iy appeared each would be toward the bottom of the tailback depth chart, it was expected that that they would transfer.

It was reported toward the end of the 2008 season that Johnson was considering transferring, but he decided to stay on through spring practice. Johnson didn't fare particularly well in April's practices, looking slow and lacking effort.

If all of the incoming recruits qualify and are enrolled this fall, UCLA was over the alloted 85 scholarships by 7. So, while it's not necessarily good news when a player decides to transfer, UCLA does actually need scholarships available to accomodate its incoming recruits.

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