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Why WVU should target Florida QB transfer Jake Allen

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Ah yes, West Virginia football and transfers, two words that we are all very familiar with. The Mountaineers have nabbed several transfers over the Dana Holgorsen era and many transfers have been notable difference makers on the field.

Whether it was out of desperate need, lack of depth, or adding competition, coach Holgorsen has fallen in love with these guys. As for this time around, it would kill two birds with one stone. By pursuing another quarterback you would not only fill one of the nine scholarships still available, but you would add a fourth scholarship quarterback. Currently the team only has Will Grier, Jack Allison and freshman Trey Lowe on scholarship, which could be a problem.

If you look at past transfers, the success rate is pretty high for WVU, especially at quarterback. Former Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett was the starter for nearly a year and half and when healthy, had the Mountaineer offense firing on all cylinders. Then you look at current QB1, Will Grier who came from Florida. Grier became a fan favorite immediately in 2017. He has an unbelievable arm and he has that “gamer” mentality. Grier was named the Big XII newcomer of the year in 2017 and was one of the nations most prolific signal callers.

According to officials at the University of Florida, redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Allen has been granted his release to transfer from the Gators program. Allen, a former 4-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting class did not see a fit in new head coach Dan Mullen’s system.

It makes all the sense in the world for West Virginia, as you would expect that Florida will more than likely block him from transferring to another SEC school or any future opponents. The only current FBS future opponents they have scheduled are Florida State and Miami.

There has yet to be any rumor as to where Allen may land and he may not have any interest in West Virginia, but I expect the Mountaineers to be in the running.

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