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Arizona State WR Elijhah Badger Enters Transfer Portal

NCAA Football: Arizona State at Arizona

Kenny Dillingham and the Arizona State Sun Devils are losing another star to the transfer portal this spring with blank wideout Elijhah Badger going portaling.

Badger led the Sun Devils in receiving yards in back-to-back seasons and will now look for a new program this spring.


Badger is the second major contributor at ASU to enter the transfer portal this offseason, joining four-star sophomore quarterback Jaden Rashada.

In his last season in Tempe, Badger recorded 65 catches for 713 yards and three receiving touchdowns. Those numbers helped boost his career totals with the Sun Devils to 142 grabs for 1,640 yards and 13 total touchdowns.

Coming out of Folsom High School in the Class of 2020, Badger was listed as a four-star prospect by the 247Sports index and the nation’s 141st-ranked player. He also checked in as the third-ranked player at his position and the 14th-ranked player in the state of California.

Badger will hit the portal with two years of eligibility remaining, with a true senior season and a redshirt year in 2020.

Badger was an impressive high school prospect in his class and received offers from 18 different programs. The California native chose Arizona State over offers from Arizona, Colorado, Kansas State, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Utah, and more.

Arizona State will now have two major holes to fill in their starting lineup ahead of the 2024 season. Still, with the spring transfer portal open until April 30th, Kenny Dillingham should have some options available for replacement.

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