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Why Does WVU Feel JUCO Transfer TE Gregory Genross is Ready for Bigger Stage?

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WVU gained some depth by signing junior college tight end transfer Gregory Genross on Thursday.

Genross announced his commitment to the Mountaineers on May 7, just a couple days after visiting campus on an official visit.

So who is the new tight end depth piece and why does West Virginia feel he’s ready for a bigger stage in the Big 12?

WVU Secures Depth by Signing Transfer Tight End

Genross (6-foot-7, 230 pounds), a junior college tight end out of Dodge City Community College in Kansas, perfectly fits the bill of a player looking to advance his game after a couple of seasons of post high school football.

A John F. Kennedy High School product from New City, N.Y., Genros made 16 receptions for 173 yards and scored two touchdowns in 2023. He recorded 26 catches for 265 yards and three scores overall in two season at Dodge City.

West Virginia also pursued Genros last year, as did Mississippi State, but he ended up staying for another season of junior college football. Genros currently also has offers from Marshall, South Alabama and Western Kentucky.

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

2023 (r-So.) – Dodge City CC

  • Played for coach Terry Karg at Dodge City CC
  • Earned NJCAA Division I All-American First Team honors
  • Also named an All-KJCCC First-Team selection
  • Helped lead Dodge City to an 8-3 record and the program’s first bowl game against New Mexico Military
  • Saw action in nine games and finished with 16 catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns
  • Collected a season-high four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown against Iowa Western
  • Registered three catches for 76 yards with a long of 33 yards against Garden City
  • Had three receptions for 12 yards at Independence
  • Recorded two catches for 10 yards and a touchdown at Highland CC

 2022 (r-Fr.) – Dodge City CC

  • Played in eight games as a redshirt freshman
  • Had 10 catches for 92 yards and a touchdown
  • Finished with two catches for 45 yards with a long of 40 yards against Hutchinson CC
  • Registered four catches for 18 yards with a long of 13 yards against Iowa Central CC
  • Recorded an 11-yard touchdown catch against Highland

 2021 (Fr.) – ASA New York

  • Redshirted

 High School

  • Played wide receiver for coach Alex Vega at John F. Kennedy High
  • Helped lead JFK to a 7-3 record, including a 7-2 mark in the league

 Personal

  • Son of Greg Sr. and Rose Kwarteng
  • One of five children (2 brothers, 2 sisters)
  • Majoring in integrated studies.

In terms of the tight end position under coach Blaine Stewart, the Mountaineers are counting on another solid season from Kole Taylor and increased production out of Treylan Davis.

Click here for the rest of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU football recruiting.

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