WVU Football Recruiting
West Virginia Pursuing North Carolina State Transfer WR Devin Carter
Wide receiver has suddenly become a position of need for the Mountaineers. After Bryce Ford-Wheaton and Sam James decided to forgo their remaining eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft, it appeared Kaden Prather would continue emerging and become the top veteran out of the group. Instead, Prather decided to transfer.
Even with top recruit Rodney Gallagher fully committed, there’s now pressure on WVU to land a transferring player. To that end, former North Carolina State receiver Devin Carter has received an offer from the Mountaineers. It appears West Virginia is acting fast in an attempt to get Carter too. He announced WVU as his first Power 5 offer just hours after posting about his intent to enter the Transfer Portal.
West Virginia offered! #AGTG
— DC (@__d1c) December 14, 2022
Carter decision to transfer comes in the midst of confusion. When asked about if he had any players opting out the Duke’s Mayo Bowl, North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren told the media that Carter would be missing the game due to declaring for the NFL Draft. Once he heard what his coach said, Carter then jumped on social media to dispute that statement and make it clear he had not made up his mind about his playing future yet. It was then the next morning when Carter officially announced he was going to continue playing college football, but just somewhere else.
He caught 25 passes for 406 yards and two touchdowns in 2022. Despite having spent five years with the Wolfpack, Carter still has eligibility thanks to the COVID season and barely playing in 2018.
If you ask Ford-Wheaton who he wants to replace him as a weapon in the Mountaineers passing game, he seems to be all in for Carter. The former Mountaineer quoted “do ya’ll thing” with a wink face emoji to Carter’s tweet about the WVU offer.
Do y’all thing 😏 https://t.co/cMJfN74xWc
— Bryce Ford-Wheaton (@Brycewheat3) December 14, 2022
But Carter is far from the only play maker WVU is pausing. Florida Atlantic transfer wide receiver Tyrese Chambers has WVU among his top eight schools.