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WVU Football Loses Running Back to Transfer Portal



WVU Football Justin Johnson and Ja'Quay Hubbard
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WVU Football lost running back Justin Johnson Jr. to the transfer portal on Sunday afternoon. Johnson made the announcement on his social media accounts.

“Dear Mountaineer Nation,

Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for the support and love you have shown me throughout my time here. The memories we have created together on and off the field will forever hold a special place in my heart. I am truly grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have had as a member of this remarkable program. 

To my teammates. You are like family to me. I will forever treasure the memories we have made together and the friendships that will last a lifetime. The relationships I have built here will endure, and I will always cherish the camaraderie and bonds we have formed. 

With that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal.”

Johnson enters the portal as the 12th Mountaineer to do so during this transfer window. Johnson is the only WVU running back to enter thus far, as freshman Jahiem White announced on Friday that he would be returning next season.

Johnson appeared in 28 games during his three-year stint at West Virginia. Johnson recorded 150 yards this past season on fewer attempts from 2022. Johnson has one year of eligibility remaining.

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