WVU HC Neal Brown Reveals Which Positions He Still Plans to Pursue in Transfer Portal
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – After a disappointing 2022 season, it was clear to everyone, including head coach Neal Brown, that West Virginia football need to make some changes. It was also clear that some changes on the roster would be forced upon the program with payers deciding to transfer. Brown spoke about how his plan to retool the roster for the 2023 season is still not finished during his press conference to kickoff spring ball.
Brown revealed that he still has high sights set on bringing in transfers at several key positions before getting to camp in the Fall. To be exact, Brown mentioned he would still like to add another defensive lineman, cornerback or safety and wide receiver through the Transfer Portal.
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Those positions are still key needs for WVU despite adding players to fill some of the voids felt by what’s been lost, especially depth wise. Brown did not go into detail if he will attempt to go after players at big schools or look all over college football for those players or what his plan would be if he fails to bring in what he’s now deeming necessary.
To this point, the Mountaineers have secured several transfers to go along with a solid 2023 recruiting class. Former North Carolina State wide out Devin Carter stands as the biggest transfer piece won over by Brown this offseason.
Beyond Carter, transfers like wide receiver Ja’Shaun Poke, cornerback Montre Miller, kicker Michael Hayes and linebacker Tyler Cain have signed on with WVU, just to name a few. West Virginia still has offers out to other transfer players, most notably Houston offensive lineman Cam’Ron Johnson.