After talking it over with my family and coach Brown, I’ve decided it’s best for me to enter the transfer portal. Thank you WVU for all the support throughout the last year! Looking to enroll at a new school as soon as possible!
— Dillon Spalding (@DillonSpalding) May 17, 2019
Joins former Mountaineers Matt Jones, Marcus Simms, Barry Moreland (a walk-on) and Tyrese Allen
Had to check roster to see who this was.
Opens up slot for Doege and a potential defensive player we have targeted?
He is (Was) a scholarship player. Remember that you can see the scholarship players under FOOTBALL on the menu.
While it opens up a spot among the 85 total scholarships, WVU is down to its last slot in the 25 it is allowed this year. If Doege takes that one, WVU can’t bring anyone else in on scholarship that can play this year.
Forgot that it was the annual limit we are up against.
With the annual limits it may take a few years to get back to the 85 with all the transfers each year. We are going to be about 5 shy of the 85 number even if bring in the 25 this year.
EDIT: make that 7 short. 61 schollies after this last transfer per the schollie tab, 16 more LOI’s coming in, 1 more slot.
IMO the 25 limit / year number in the long run is going to hurt some programs because of the easing of transfer rules. Portal makes it extremely easy for kids to bail.
With 15 SR’s next year we can only lose 3 more and sign the full 25 to get to the full 85 number. Every year we lose at least 3 schollie underclassmen. And the next year we have 22 leaving (Now JR’s). It may be 3 classes before we can get to the full 85 total. Bad, Bad, Bad rule that 25 limit.