Jaszcar Makes Upward Transfer To WVU
West Virginia has bolstered its football roster with many different methods over the past couple of years. Gone are the days of simply signing a recruiting class, and perhaps adding a player via the transfer route. Nowadays, transfers of every stripe, from graduate to those looking for a new chance to those coming up from lower division levels, are standard methods of plugging gaps and completing the roster.
The Mountaineers added a player from that last category on late Monday, when linebacker Carl Jaszcar announced his intentions to come to WVU.
— Carl Jaszcar (@cjaszcar) April 10, 2018
Jaszcar will initially be a walk-on at WVU, as he sits out the 2018 season as a transfer, but just being on the team isn’t is goal.
“I believe I can earn (a scholarship) through how I play,” Jaszcar said, adding that he’s been interested in West Virginia for awhile.
Jaszcar lettered in his only season at Division III Grove City College in 2017, playing in all 10 games while starting nine as a weakside linebacker. He made a splash from the beginning of the season, leading the Wolverines in tackles with 81 while earning All-Presidents Conference honorable mention honors. Among his 81 stops were five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, as well as a monster 19-tackle game against Case Western Reserve. Thirty-eight of his tackles were solo stops, and he had double-digit takedowns in four games. He also recorded four pass breakups.
“The coaching and the atmosphere is like none other,” Jaszcar said of his reasons for picking West Virginia as he looks to challenge himself with greater competition on the field. “I am truly blessed to have an opportunity to prove myself.”
Jaszcar will complete his academic year at Grove City, then enroll at WVU for the fall semester. A defensive end at Blackhawk High School in Beaver Falls, Pa., he transitioned to linebacker in college and quickly learned to ropes to become a stalwart on the defensive side of the ball.