Durante To Transfer From WVU

Durante To Transfer From WVU


To the surprise of no one, Jovon Durante’s career at West Virginia is officially over. The former Mountaineer wide receiver announced his intention to transfer to Florida Atlantic today after failing to report back to the team for fall practice while dealing with personal issues. FAU has become a destination for second chances since the arrival of new head coach Lane Kiffin last year.

Durante started his career at West Virginia with a bang, catching nine passes for 164 yards and two scores in his first two games in a Mountaineer uniform in 2015. He leveled off quickly however, failing to catch a single pass in four other games and winding up with only 24 catches on the season. A similar pattern unveiled in 2016, when after being blanked in the first two games he grabbed 13 passes for 99 yards and a score in the next two. Over the final nine, however, he averaged just more than two catches per game and added just one touchdown to his total.

Durante joins a lengthy list of transfers to FAU that originally began their careers with Power Five schools. DeAndre Johnson and Cain Daub (FSU), Tim Bonner (Louisville), John Franklin (Auburn), Chris Robison (Oklahoma), DeAndre McNeil (Texas), D’Anfernee McGriff (Florida), Jeremiah Teleni (Pitt) and Zach Stef (Colorado State) have all joined the Owl program over the past several months.

A native of Miramar, Fla., Durante will have to sit out the 2017 season, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

 

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    Durante To Transfer From WVU To the surprise of no one, Jovon Durante’s career at West Virginia is officially over. The former Mountaineer wide receiv
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    #19759

    I hope the young receivers are ready to step up.

    #19761

    I heard that him and 2 others had tested for pot.  The other 2 agreed to do what was needed to stay a member of the team and he refused.

    #19764

    Wow, really thought this kid would pan out, sad to see him go.

    #19821

    Gracious, receiving corp getting freighteningly thin. Expect we shall see McKoy and Bush a lot more in the slot which may be a good thing. Bush is exciting to watch and McKoy is simply a great player.

    Hopefully Simms gets his act together but honestly don’t expect him to given what has transpired over the last couple of months. Thank goodness Sills came back.

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    Gracious, receiving corp getting freighteningly thin. Expect we shall see McKoy and Bush a lot more in the slot which may be a good thing. Bush is exciting to watch and McKoy is simply a great player. Hopefully Simms gets his act together but honestly don’t expect him to given what has transpired over the last couple of months. Thank goodness Sills came back.

    Agreed this has been troubling, but I’m not ready to count Simms out yet. Should this be his last chance? Probably so. But I have the feeling he will do whatever is needed to atone for this and get himself back in the picture at some point. The former, of course, is more important right now.

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