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Maryland Pass Rusher Bryce Brand Announces Transfer to WVU



WVU Football HC Neal Brown smiling

Former Maryland Terrapin Bryce Brand has announced his transfer to West Virginia via his Twitter.

Brand (5-foot-11, 248 lbs.) is a smaller defensive lineman that could likely play either defensive end or bandit in Vic Koenning’s defense. Brand will come in as a redshirt-junior and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Brand committed to Maryland out of Clayton Balley High School as a three-star defensive end prospect.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Brand played in 26 career games at Maryland. As a true freshman, he recorded 13 tackles, one sack, in limited action. He redshirted in 2018, but still played in four games and had three tackles, two for loss. He played 12 games last season, with 12 tackles, four for loss and one sack.

The addition of Brown gives the Mountaineers some added experience along a defensive line that graduated both Reese Donahue and Reuben Jones after last season. Brand could likely find playing time defensive end in a rotation with Jeffery Pooler Jr. and Taijh Alston.

WVU head coach Neal Brown has talked in recent weeks about wanting to add depth to certain areas of the team this offseason. A few weeks ago, Brown highlighted the offensive and defensive lines as well as the secondary as places he would potentially like to add to.

Brand’s commitment means Brown has now fulfilled two of those areas, as safety Scottie Young announced his transfer from Arizona to WVU over the weekend.

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