With the NCAA Transfer Portal recruitment season opening Monday, Mountaineers head coach Neal Brown is already being very active in trying to bring in new players.
On Tuesday, Brown made the trek to Tallahassee, Florida, to pay a home visit to Florida State transfer linebacker Amari Gainer.
— AMARI FERRARI 🏎💨 (@AmariGainer) December 7, 2022
Gainer, a redshirt junior, officially announced his decision to enter the portal via Twitter early Monday afternoon.
“To all my teammates, thanks for becoming my brothers and being what I needed while here at Florida State University,” Gainer said in his post. “To the coaches/trainers that have helped develop me as a person and player, thank you. To my fans/supporters I want to thank you for your endless support. Now it’s time to do what’s best for my future and family. I will be entering the transfer portal as a grad transfer. God bless.”
Thank you FSU, God Bless 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/nU2z4U0RDc
— AMARI FERRARI 🏎💨 (@AmariGainer) December 5, 2022
Despite being limited in 2022 due to injury, Gainer amassed 210 tackles in his five total seasons with the Seminoles, becoming Florida State’s active leader in the category. He played in seven games this season, making one start, and recorded 17 tackles and a sack.
Gainer also compiled 19 tackles for loss, six sacks and five forced fumbles in his time at Florida State.
Brown’s time with Gainer was his second with a prospective player in the last three days. The fourth-year leader of the Mountaineers visited West Virginia commit Jahiem White, a three-star linebacker hailing from York, Pennsylvania, on Sunday afternoon.
— Jahiem White (@JahiemWhite_305) December 4, 2022
Multiple members of the NCAA Transfer Portal have already announced via social media they have received offers from Brown and the Mountaineers coaching staff, giving the possible look that West Virginia may pull in solid replacements for players leaving the team, as well as its graduating seniors.