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WVU Target Utah State Transfer DE Daniel Grzesiak Wants to Play for Power 5 Program



Daniel Grzesiak explained his desire to bet on himself and take his game to the next level sparked his need to find a new college home. And he believes playing for a Power 5 school will help him achieve his ultimate goals and get his game where he wants it to be.

WVSN spoke with Grzesiak after West Virginia sent the Utah State defensive end transfer an offer. Grzesiak tweeted about the offer from WVU, his first from a Power 5 team, only a few hours removed from his intent to transfer being known.

“A great Big 12 program that’s had a lot of great players came thru. Would be a great opportunity,” said Grzesiak about what he knows about WVU football. This suggests that even though the program has been down in recent years, the past success and individual names who have used WVU as a springboard to the NFL is something current players are still very much aware of and does matter to them.

West Virginia Begins Push for Utah State Transfer DE Daniel Grzesiak

Grzesiak, who took a major step forward in his production last season, said he has already talked with both head coach Neal Brown and defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley. Judging by the early hands on approach with Brown and Lesley already involved, it’s clear the Mountaineers staff is making Grzesiak a priority.

WVU already has competition to land Grzesiak. He admitted he has also had talks with Missouri, who he also announced receiving an offer from, Cincinnati and Indiana to this point. Knowing he’s going to garner plenty of interest, Grzesiak is planning to take his time in making his decision. Grzesiak says he hopes to be at his third school by the start of winter workouts.

The veteran pass rusher registered 8.5 sacks and 51 total tackles in 2022. He basically doubled his production from his previous pedestal best a year earlier. Prior to joining the Aggies last offseason, Grzesiak spent three seasons with Nevada.

The Los Angeles, California native, has mostly stayed out on the western side of the country throughout his career, even as far as road games, which could maybe pose as obstacle for WVU to lure him to West Virginia.

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