Acquiring wide receiver depth is always important, and it’s especially necessary for West Virginia, after Bryce Ford-Wheaton decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.
To that end, WVU has been busy looking to the transfer portal to find immediate help, especially at the receiver position. The Mountaineers have added themselves to the mix for coveted wide out Jimmy Horn Jr. After being named to the 2022 American All-Conference First Team, Horn Jr. announced his decision to transfer from South Florida on Tuesday.
— Jimmy Horn Jr (@Tooswiftj5) December 1, 2022
This past season, Horn caught 37 passes for 551 yards and 3 touchdowns in 11 games. In 2 seasons at South Florida, Horn had 67 catches for 959 yards and 4 touchdowns.
At his next school, Horn will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Despite losing Ford-Wheaton, it is possible WVU could a loaded receiver room for 2023 with veterans like Sam James and Kaden Prather able to return and a strong recruiting class full of receiver commits.
Penn State also made an offer to Horn Jr. Wednesday night. Our brother site Nittany Sports Now has that coverage. Missouri extended the most recent offer to the wide receiver.