WVU RB Tony Mathis Jr. Intends to Enter Transfer Portal
WVU running back Tony Mathis Jr. announced on his Instagram on Monday afternoon that he intends to enter the transfer portal. Mathis leaves West Virginia’s program after four seasons.
Mathis released the following:
“First, I want to thank God for the opportunity he’s blessed me with to even play the game I love. I would like to thank coach [Neal] Brown, coach Mitch and the whole strength staff I appreciate what y’all done for me coming straight out of high school. Huge thank you to Vince, Zach and the whole training staff for taking care of me my time being and I couldn’t thank y’all enough. The love for Mountaineer nation will always be 100!! This decision was the toughest because of the guys I had next to me on and off the field. The bond and love I have for y’all is forever and only we know that. Thank y’all for always supporting and having my back through everything. With all that being said after a lot of talks and prayer with God and my family, I have decided to enter the transfer portal as a grad transfer with two years of eligibility.”
Mathis rushed for 562 yards in 135 attempts this past season. Mathis recorded seven scrimmage touchdowns in 27 career games played for the Mountaineers. The Cedartown, Ga. native was recruited out of high school as a 3-star prospect.
After Mathis’ departure, West Virginia’s running back room is supported by CJ Donaldson, Justin Johnson, Jaylen Anderson, Jahiem White and Collin McBee.
Mathis has two years of eligibility remaining.