MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Twelve days before the Mountaineers were set to kick off the season, special teams coordinator Jeff Koonz’s room received the news of a last-minute departure. Redshirt freshman punter/kicker Kaulin Parris tweeted earlier today that he was leaving the WVU program.
Gods plan! pic.twitter.com/CrEOnRREkI
— Kaulin Parris (@KaulinParris2) August 24, 2021
The Bluefield, W.Va. native had also been offered a preferred walk-on opportunity at Virginia Tech coming out of high school, but decided to stay in-state and sign his National Letter of Intent in 2019 with the Mountaineers.
It’s a busy Early Signing Day for @beavernationFB!🏈 Sean Martin (@SeanMartin32) and Kaulin Parris (@KaulinParris2) are off to @WVUfootball. Teammate J.J. Davis (@jj_davis28) signs with @HerdFB. #wvprepfb pic.twitter.com/4QYX9WeQbd
— Nick Dugan (@NSDugan) December 18, 2019
As a senior at Bluefield High, Parris hit three field goals and went 74-of-79 on extra point attempts. He’ll still have four years of eligibility left.