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Asti: Transfer WR Noah Massey Provides Big Body Option for WVU Passing Game



WVU Football WR Noah Massey

A day after finding one wide receiver to provide the potential for explosiveness in the passing game, the Mountaineers were able to land Noah Massey to fill a completely different role.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Noah Massey comes to Morgantown from Angelo State, where he spent the last two seasons. He started his college career at Bowling Green and has has one year of eligibility remaining.

Massey’s bigger size now offers the West Virginia offense a physicality it hasn’t been able to find in most of the other transfer receiver additions. EJ Horton, who decided to commit on Sunday, has a quickness that could make him a deep threat weapon. Ja’Shaun Poke has speed and allusiveness that may make him more valuable as a returner. Devin Carter is a Mountaineer to be the number one option.

Those transfers are all going to fill necessary roles, but none of them are the physical force Massey can be. WVU will use Massey as someone could help move the chains and extend drives. He will be a tough tackle for most safeties and corners, creating the possibility for extra yards gained after the catch.

The only other players with size similar to Massey are CJ Donaldson, a running back, and Kole Taylor, a tight end. They will undoubtedly be used in a similar fashion to help the offense, but the Mountaineers now have that skillset in a receiver too.

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In his two years at Angelo State, Massey made 81 receptions for 1,083 yards and scored nine touchdowns. He caught 52 balls for 684 yards and four touchdowns during the 2022 season.

West Virginia had the difficult task of having to replace almost all of its receiving production from 2022 this offseason. And while head coach Neal Brown and his staff have put in that work, Massey’s size adds a new dimension for the WVU offense.

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