Speaking with the media Tuesday afternoon, West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown confirmed the status of WVU’s transfer players for this season.
First, Brown confirmed that offensive lineman Ja’Quay Hubbard did receive a waiver for this season. Hubbard announced his waiver on his Twitter Monday.
Hubbard (6-foot-5, 335 pounds) is from Sharpsville Area High School in Sharpsville, Pa. He spent his first collegiate season with Virginia, appearing in two games, while retaining his redshirt status.
Brown also said that wide receiver Zack Dobson has received a waiver for this season. Dobson transferred to WVU from Middle Tennessee State in August.
In two seasons with the Blue Raiders, Dobson (5-8, 164 pounds) played in 17 games, catching 31 passes for 413 yards and seven touchdowns. He also ran the ball 33 times for 327 yards and another score.
Defensive end Bryce Brand will be eligible this season beginning with the Texas Tech game on Oct. 24, according to Brown. Brand transferred to WVU from Maryland in May.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Brand (5-11, 248 pounds) played in 26 career games at Maryland. As a true freshman, he recorded 13 tackles, one sack, in limited action. He redshirted in 2018, but still played in four games and had three tackles, two for loss. He played 12 games last season, with 12 tackles, four for loss and one sack.
Finally, Brown announced that safety Scottie Young will not play this season. Young transferred to WVU from Arizona in May.
“Scottie is sitting out with the transfer,” Brown said. “He’s really growing into a leader over there with those young guys. He’s in our developmental lifting group.”
Young started 30 of 32 games played with the Wildcats over the last three seasons. The San Diego native will have one season of eligibility remaining. In those 32 games, Young totaled 157 tackles, nine for loss, and nabbed five interceptions.