Former Bluefield, West Virginia standout Jason Edwards has entered his name into the transfer portal, according to Mike Casazza of 247 Sports. Edwards (5-10, 230 lbs.) is a fullback/running back who did not see the field as a redshirt freshman last season for WVU.
Edwards had a standout senior season at Bluefield high school in which he ran for 1,154 yards and scored 27 touchdowns on offesns and made 130 tackles and had two pick-sixes on defense. Despite this, Edwards was unranked as a prospect by both 247Sports and rivals.
While he did not receive any major scholarship offers, Edwards did attract some attention. According to 247’s database, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU and Virginia Tech all had at least some interest in Edwards. He eventually walked-on as a fullback at Pittsburgh, where he redshirted in 2018.
Edwards transferred to WVU ahead of last season and moved to running back. With the Mountaineers set to have another crowded backfield this season, Edwards again decided to transfer. WVU’s backfield is expected to be led by junior Leddie Brown this coming season. Alec Sinkfield and Tony Mathis should also see some playing time as rotational players.
Yesterday Edwards posted on his Twitter account confirming he has entered into the transfer portal and saying the reason was that there was no expectation for him to play this season.
I know there’s questions as to why I decided to leave the WVU football program. I was told there was no plan for me to play this season, if they can’t use me then it’s time to move on. I’m ready to play and compete, I know my worth and I’m standing on that. pic.twitter.com/Qnpq4LAaU5
— ꒻ꋬꇙꄲꋊ “꓄ꋪ꒤ꉔꀘ” ꏂ꒯ꅐꋬꋪ꒯ꇙ (@TruckEdwards05) July 31, 2020