WVU Football Adds Transfer Bryce Brand
West Virginia added its second defensive transfer in three days when Maryland defensive end Bryce Brand announced his commitment to the Mountaineer program.
No matter the pressure I stand on both feet….
Thankful 🖤 100% committed. pic.twitter.com/n1jE8iiD1y
— Bryce Brand (@TWO7__) May 18, 2020
Brand spent three seasons with the Terps from 2017-19. He used his redshirt year in 2018 after appearing in just four games, and thus will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Mountaineers.
In 2017 as a true freshman he played in 10 games on the defensive line, recording 13 tackles and a sack. In the four 2018 contests, he had three tackles, then played in all 12 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2019, chalking up 12 tackles, including four for losses, and a sack.
Brand played his high school football at Clayton Valley Charter School in Concord, California, and IMG Academy in Florida. At Clayton Valley, he had 90 tackles wth ten for losses as a senior. He was also recruited by Arizona during his senior season, and reportedly committed to the Wildcats before flipping his commitment to the Terrapins.
Brand entered the transfer portal at the end of January. He was not listed as a graduate transfer in that system.
Given his size (5-11, 250 lbs.) and mobility, Brand would appear to be best suited for the bandit position in Vic Koenning’s defense.
Brand joins defensive back Scottie Young, who announced his transfer to WVU on Saturday, as recent newcomers to the program.