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Marshall Transfer WR EJ Horton Flips Commitment from Colorado to WVU



EJ Horton
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Marshall WR transfer EJ Horton announced on Sunday afternoon that he has committed to West Virginia. Horton was originally committed to Deion Sanders at Colorado.

Horton (6-foot) departed Marshall after three seasons. Horton recorded 186 receiving yards on 12 catches in 12 games for the Thundering Herd. The Louisville, Ky. native committed to Colorado on May 4. Horton received interest in the portal from Ball State, BYU, Cal, Colorado, Jacksonville State, Liberty, Mississippi State, Rhode Island, Texas State and others. 

West Virginia and Colorado essentially trade commitments as the Mountaineers lost WR Jaylen Ellis last week to the Buffalo. Ellis, who transferred out of Baylor, originally committed to WVU before flipping to Colorado. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 184 pounds, Ellis would’ve provided the Mountaineers another wide receiver for a program looking for depth at the position. He appeared in 13 games with Baylor, catching five passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.

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

Horton has three years of eligibility remaining. The Marshall transfer joins a wide receiving group of Jeremiah Aaron, Ja’Shaun Poke, Devin Carter, Jarel Williams, Cortez Braham, Graeson Malashevich and others.

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