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Utah quarterback Chase Hansen gets tackled by defensive back Austin Lee during a scrimmage at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

Former University of Utah safety Austin Lee will resume his collegiate career at BYU.

Lee, who prepped at Alta High School and left the Utes during fall camp in August, announced his transfer via Instagram.

Had a blast this weekend with great people. We are grateful and excited for this opportunity! #gocougs

A photo posted by Austin Kortnie Ledger (@auznkort) on

He told the Deseret News that he is currently taking classes and will begin at BYU in January.

An all-state safety with the Hawks, Lee signed with Utah in 2012 and then served an LDS mission in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He appeared in seven games during the 2015 season, tallying four tackles.

He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.