Wide receiver Isaiah Esdale has entered the transfer portal, he announced Monday afternoon via Twitter, after spending four seasons with the Mountaineers. He originally transferred to WVU after starting his college career at Eastern Arizona College.
The journey continues ‼️ pic.twitter.com/LNMSUrmVPj
— Isaiah Esdale (@Zekeyyyyyy) December 6, 2021
“I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to my coaches and strength staff for giving me this opportunity here at West Virginia University. Thank you Coach Brown and Coach Parker for believing in me and working with me to master my craft. I’d also like to thank my fans who have cheered me on during my years as a mountaineer. The love you guys showed me was unforgettable! I also want to thank my teammates for always having my back and pushing me to be a better player and person. After talking with my family and coaches I have decided to enter the transfer portal for the upcoming season. Thank you for supporting me mountaineer nation; once a mountaineer always a mountaineer.”
“The journey continues, 9 out.”
Esdale redshirted during his first season in Morgantown before spending his sophomore and junior seasons as a reserve wide receiver for WVU. He stepped into a more prominent role with the team this season, racking up 362 yards and a touchdown through the air.
He also returned 13 punts for WVU, flashing his versatility as one of the Mountaineers’ most underrated players.
While Esdale’s loss is unfortunate, WVU returns a deep group of pass catchers, and it appears that freshman Kaden Prather is ready to take the next step in WVU’s offense. However, Esdale would have been a strong, veteran contributor for the Mountaineers next year.