WVU’s Pettaway Enters Transfer Portal

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    WVU’s Pettaway Enters Transfer Portal Mountaineer running back Martell Pettaway has entered his name into the transfer portal Monday. The 5-foot-9, 20
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    #106778

    Mistake on his part in my opinion.

    #106780

    He could have been a big part of the run game next year as a RSR.

    #106785

    Does this free up a scholarship for this class?

    #106793

    I also agree that is a mistake for Pettaway to transfer. What does he have, two years left.
    Dude…what about your education.

    #106802

    Pettaway will be a fifth-year senior in 2020. He is on track to earn his bachelor’s degree at WVU this year, and thus would be a grad transfer capable of playing right away at any NCAA school next year.

    WVU will NOT get an additional scholarship because of his departure. The Mountaineers already had enough available scholarships to award the yearly maximum (25, though for WVU this year that number is 23 since it has two scholarships that count ahead from last years class). A school can also have a total of 85 football players on scholarship at anyone time, and with all the attrition West Virginia has suffered, including the departure of plays like Pettaway, WVU will be well below that 85 number, probably in the upper 70s, though it can add a bit to that number by awarding scholarships to returning walk-ons.

    #106817

    Do we have any walkons that can do a decent job as backup rb …. it seems we will have a #s problem at that position next year.

    #106833

    Kevin, it looks like we will end up in the mid to lower 70’s for schollie players after this class comes in.
    54 now after Sills and Petteway are removed from your Scholarship Count tab. Adding the 23 in this class brings it to 77. We always lose a few over the summer and with the portal we will see more leave. If we come out with 75 total that will be a good number. Hopefully we don’t lose more than 2 additional.
    Luckily next year’s class has only 15 SR’s so we will be able to make up the majority of the losses with that class. And the JR class is very small with 11 now plus any JR’s we bring in this year. So, hopefully, with any luck, we can be back up to the 85 number with the 2022 class.

    #106996

    Any of you guys old enough to remember when a student athlete was really really happy to get a scholarship to
    play football and get an education???? I guess I dated myself by asking that question…lol..lol. It really
    has gotten silly with all this portal stuff.

    #107007

    Now days it’s not about the education. It’s shoot for the pie in the sky …… NFL / NBA or nothing. These kids … or should I day parents start their kids at an early age to develop them into D1 players so they have the best chance at the big show. Screw the education. That can come later …. if needed. But unfortunately most don’t make it and many never continue with the education. It’s more prevalent in BB than FB and Baseball. And then they complain that they aren’t getting paid for play at the D1 level.

    I know society and priorities change so I’ll stop my rant.

    #107015

    Kids these days…we sound like a bunch of old guys (which I am by the way). But I like the new class of recruits and continue to trust the climb.

    #107043

    As for the climb.We are not even above the treeline metaphorically speaking

    #107046

    Do we have any walkons that can do a decent job as backup rb …. it seems we will have a #s problem at that position next year.

    There are two walk-on RBs on the roster right now, TJ Kpan and Lorenzo Dorr. I thought Dorr was capable, he played some oon special teams this year.

    Don’t forget Sinkfield. I think he’ll move back to more RB duties as the WR position has been better, and he has some really good open field moves.

     

    #107047

    Kevin, it looks like we will end up in the mid to lower 70’s for schollie players after this class comes in.
    54 now after Sills and Petteway are removed from your Scholarship Count tab. Adding the 23 in this class brings it to 77. We always lose a few over the summer and with the portal we will see more leave. If we come out with 75 total that will be a good number. Hopefully we don’t lose more than 2 additional.
    Luckily next year’s class has only 15 SR’s so we will be able to make up the majority of the losses with that class. And the JR class is very small with 11 now plus any JR’s we bring in this year. So, hopefully, with any luck, we can be back up to the 85 number with the 2022 class.

    Right now WVU is at 72.  With five more to give, that’s 77, so that’s upper 70s.

    Will WVU lose more? I know that’s the assumption, but with earlier movement now, and people wanting to get a leg up on their transfer destinations, I don’t know if there will be that many more over the summer. You may be right, but there’s just no way to predict. Again, though, I would emphasize that the portal is not causing more transfers, as is the common conception. Shane Lyons, among others, has pointed that out.

    Two is a fair estimate for more departures, so that’s 10 short. Some walkons that continue to improve and play more (Naim Muhammad? Lorenzo Dorr?) on special teams or some specialized roles will probably be on, as well as a couple of specialists, like whoever wins the LS job or Casey Legg if KO and PK duties get split up. I recognize that’s not the same as bringing in new players, though.

    Looking forward, your numbers work out if no one else leaves. However, there will probably be some more, especialy among current RS Sophs and juniors who aren’t playing. You’ve long noted that the NCAA needs to address this, and you are right. Lyons will be overseeing the committee that addresses that this winter, but it would be an upset if something is in place for the 2020-21 year.

     

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