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West Virginia Offers Scholarship to Eastern Michigan Transfer Kicker Chad Ryland

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It appears as though West Virginia is in the market for a placekicker.

Today, Neal Brown and the Mountaineers extended an offer to Eastern Michigan transfer kicker Chad Ryland, who entered the NCAA Transfer portal on January 21.

Last season, Ryland was one of the best kickers in college football, making 19-of-22 of his field goal attempts and was 47-for-47 on his extra point attempts. Ryland was 7-of-8 of attempts over 40 yards and 2-for-2 on attempts of 50+ yards.

Ryland leaves Eastern Michigan as the school’s all-time leader scorer and will have one season of eligibility remaining. Since announcing his decision to transfer, Ryland has also received offers from Rutgers and Liberty.

Casey Legg was a very reliable player for the Mountaineers in 2021 and at times, was one of their best offensive weapons. In his first season as starting kicker, Legg went 19-of-23 on his field goal attempts and 35-for-35 on his PAT’s.

Legg, who was put on scholarship last season by Brown and was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist, does have a season of athletic eligibility remaining. Neither Legg nor the WVU program have announced whether or not he will be returning, which makes this offer to Ryland one to keep an eye on.

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