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Cincinnati Transfer WR Nick Mardner Makes Visit to WVU



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With the top four wide receivers on the West Virginia roster not returning for the 2023 season, Neal Brown will now have to take the necessary steps to find new playmakers for the Mountaineers’ offense.

A possible start was presented on Thursday evening with University of Cincinnati transfer wide receiver Nick Mardner, after Mardner shared a video to his Instagram that showed him standing inside the Mountaineers’ football facility on Thursday night.

Mardner announced he had received an offer from West Virginia back on Dec. 7, as the Mountaineers are currently one of three teams that have been in contact with Mardner according to his Twitter account. The other teams are South Florida and Connecticut.

West Virginia was the first team Mardner said he had received an offer from after officially entering the NCAA Transfer Portal on the early afternoon of Dec. 7. This is Mardner’s second trip into the portal after spending three years at Hawaii from 2019-21.

Mardner’s final season with the Warriors proved to be his best stat-wise after compiling 46 receptions for 913 yards and five touchdowns. In his lone campaign with Cincinnati this fall, Mardner tallied 218 yards and three scores on 19 catches over 10 games.

Mardner, a senior, likely will have one year of eligibility remaining upon transferring.

The West Virginia offense will need to replace four key route runners after Kaden Prather and Reese Smith decided to transfer, alongside Bryce Ford-Wheaton and Sam James declaring for the NFL Draft.

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