Just ahead of the July 1 deadline to preserve immediate eligibility at their new schools, four West Virginia athletes have entered the transfer portal.
In baseball, senior Tyler Doanes and rising junior Matt McCormick are looking for new homes. Doanes, a graduate, played four years for WVU, hitting .289 with 34 doubles and 84 RBI from 2018-21. This past season, hampered by a wrist injury, he hit just .225, far below his performance level when healthy. Doanes started 140 of the 158 games he played for West Virginia.
McCormick, a catcher and infielder, hit .299 in 67 games over his two years as a Mountaineer, with 10 home runs, 19 doubles and 41 RBI.
In basketball, walk-on Spencer Macke has also entered the portal. The fan favorite played in just 10 games over the last two seasons, but had one of the best moments ever when he drained a 3-pointer near the end of WVU’s 97-59 destruction of Texas on Jan 20, 2020. That set off a wild celebration, culminating with Macke being carried off the court on the shoulders of his teammates.
In football, David Vincent-Okoli, who left the football team back in March, has also entered the portal. There was no indication of any potential return to WVU in the interim, and he now should be immediately eligible at his transfer destination.