Rhashaun Epting announced on his Twitter page Wednesday that he will transfer out of New Mexico. The outside linebacker led the Lobos in sacks this past season with more than five. Most of the sacks came early in the season when Epting was in the top ten in the nation for sacks.
The red shirt sophomore from Chicago, Illinois did not give a reason why he was leaving the program. Epting did thank New Mexico for giving him an opportunity. Epting is the second player to leave the program this week.
Marcus Hayes, a red shirt freshman safety who led the nation in yards per punt return, announced that he was leaving the program Monday. Hayes and Epting are both from Chicago. Both players were originally committed to Western Michigan coming out of high school before changing to New Mexico. The Lobos ended the 2018 season like they did the year prior, they lost seven straight games to finish with a 3-9 record.