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.
— Jovon Durante (@_field_general) August 19, 2017
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.