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What is WVU Football Getting in New CB Dontez Fagan?



WVU Football Dontez Fagan

Adding depth for the secondary was high on the WVU football staff’s priority list for this offseason. And even though two transfer defensive backs with major conference experience were brought in before the spring session, West Virginia now has another one in the fold.

The Mountaineers officially signed Charlotte transfer Dontez Fagan on Thursday. This comes after Fagan committed to West Virginia on April 28. Listed at 6-foot, 175 pounds, Fagan recorded 21 tackles and one interception last season for the 49ers.

Prior to his lone season at Charlotte, Fagan spent three years at a junior college. He will have one year of eligibility at WVU.

West Virginia jumped at the chance to offer Fagan when he entered the transfer portal on April 25. He then visited the program on an official visit the following weekend of that week.

Fagan now offers more depth and experience to a WVU secondary that already brought in Garnett Hollis and Jaheem Joseph this offseason.

Below offers more background on Fagan to help WVU fans get to know a new Mountaineer.

2023 (r-Jr.) – Charlotte

  • Played for coach Biff Poggi at Charlotte
  • Played in all 12 games, making nine starts
  • Started the first four games and the final five games
  • Collected 21 tackles (16 solo) with 2.5 tackles for loss
  • Had one interception and four pass breakups
  • Added a fumble recovery
  • High of six tackles with an assisted tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against Rice
  • Registered five tackles (all solo) and one tackle for loss at Maryland
  • Finished with an interception in the season finale at USF
  • One of three players to record both an interception and a fumble recovery during the season

 2022 (r-So.) – Independence CC

  • Played for coach Jason Martin at Independence CC
  • Earned All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference First-Team honors
  • Saw action in seven games and recorded 14 tackles, including two tackles for loss
  • Had an interception and a pass breakup

 2019-21 – Central Oklahoma

  • Played three years for coach Nick Bobeck at Central Oklahoma
  • Saw action in 11 games in 2021 and finished with 14 tackles, including 10 solo stops
  • Had two interceptions and two pass breakups
  • Used a redshirt season in 2019 and the Broncos did not compete in 2020 due to COVID-19

High School

  • Played for coach Darwin Franklin at Millwood High in Oklahoma City
  • Helped lead Millwood to a 14-0 record, the state championship and the No. 7 ranking in Oklahoma as a senior and 15-0 and No. 11 state ranking as a junior


  • Son of Tramell Allen and Sharnisha Fagan
  • One of eight children (4 brothers, 3 sisters)
  • Majoring in integrated studies.

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