Darren Gardenhire, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior defensive back from Long Beach, Calif. announced via his Instagram account that he will be leaving the University of Washington to pursue other opportunities.
Darren Gardenhire's announcement on Instagram"I would just Like to say that I appreciate everyone At the University of Washington and thank them for everything they've helped me accomplish while I spent my time here. After talking with my family and really taking time to make this decision. I will no longer be continuing my career here at the University of Washington. It was a real tough decision but I have to go wit ma Heart and make the best decision I feel is for my future. And I will transfer to the University i feel is right to do it at. And to my Teammates y'all already know what y'all gotta do and that's get everything y'all worked hard for and deserve. !"
Gardenhire will have one year of eligibility once he leaves UW. He has played in every game this year for the Huskies, accounting for 13 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack.
It's unclear if he plans to immediately transfer or if he will after the end of the season.