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Recent Transfers Dobson, Fields, Hubbard on Campus for WVU

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Neal Brown has been active in the summer transfer market, and the West Virginia head coach is finally getting a chance to see some of those recent additions to his team on the practice field.

In his Wednesday media briefing, Brown announced that Zack Dobson and Ja’Quay Hubbard have joined the team, while Tony Fields is close to doing so.

Dobson, a wide receiver from Middle Tennessee State, just announced his decision on Friday, but Brown said the 5-foot-8 junior is already practicing with the team.

“I think he’s dynamic with the ball in his hands,” Brown said. “With the limited opportunities he had over the last couple of years, I think he made the most of it.”

Hubbard, a 335-pound offensive lineman from Sharpsville, Pa., has also joined the team for workouts after announcing his intention to transfer from Virginia to WVU on July 27.

“I like the way he practices,” Brown said. “He practices really hard. He’s hungry. He’s a guy that I’m looking forward to seeing how he grows.”

Both Dobson and Hubbard will need NCAA waivers to be eligible to play in 2020, Brown declined to discuss the status of any of his team’s wavier requests.

Fields, a graduate transfer linebacker from Arizona, will be able to play this season, but has not yet joined the team despite having arrived on campus. He announced his transfer to WVU on Aug. 10.

“He is still going through the COVID transition process from out of state,” Brown explained. “He’s got to quarantine and test. As soon as he clears that, he’ll be ready to go.”

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