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Update: Transfer WR Jaylen Ellis Flips from West Virginia to Colorado



Jaylen Ellis

Just two weeks after committing to transfer to WVU, Jaylen Ellis tweeted some surprising and unfortunate news for West Virginia fans Saturday night. Ellis has now decided to de-commit and will not become a Mountaineer after all.

Minutes later he then revealed he has flipped to Colorado.

The former Baylor Bear will now join Deion Sanders and the Buffaloes instead of Neal Brown and the Mountaineers.

His tweet, one without any graphic, was simple and to the point. “Thank you, West Virginia. But I will be de-committing,” Ellis said.

Ellis initially announced his commitment to WVU just a few days after he attended the Gold-Blue Game.

Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 184-pounds, Ellis would’ve given the Mountaineers another wide receiver for a program looking for depth at the position. He appeared in 13 games with the Baylor, catching five passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.

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Despite his minimal production in college, Ellis was a US Army All-American Bowl selection out of high school and had offers from several major programs once he entered the Transfer Portal.

When he picked West Virginia, he so over offers from Auburn, Utah and Texas A&M.

At the time, Ellis was the third transfer receiver added by WVU along with Devin Carter and Ja’Shaun Poke. West Virginia also still has offers out to other transfer receivers as well.

WVU brought in Carter to be the number one option, Poke to help both in the passing game and as a returner option and are expecting other receivers on the roster to step up. However, adding one more receiver with major conference experience is still a priority for the Mountaineers.

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