Backup QB Jack Allison Enters Transfer Portal
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia back-up quarterback Jack Allison has entered the transfer portal head coach Neal Brown announced Tuesday.
Allison, a redshirt junior, has served as the primary backup to Austin Kendall for the Mountaineers this season, playing most of the game versus Iowa State after Kendall was injured on the team’s first drive.
Brown said that Allison will graduate in December and will enter as a graduate transfer.
“This was a decision that he came to me with,” Brown said. “I love Jack. I like him a lot, he’s been a great teammate here. He wants to go play and I support that.”
Allison was a highly rated prospect coming out of Palmetto High School in Florida. He was rated as a four-star recruit and the eighth-best quarterback in his class. Allison originally committed and went to the University of Miami before transferring to West Virginia following his freshman season.
In two years as the team’s primary backup, Allison completed 42 of 71 pass attempts for 496 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.
His lone career start came in last season’s Camping World Bowl after starter Will Grier decided to sit out. In the game, Allison went 17-of-35 for 277 yards and one touchdown.
Without Allison, Brown said junior Jarret Doege and freshman Try Lowe III will back up Kendall.