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WVU to Retain Pair of Key Offensive Pieces Thanks to Country Roads Trust



WVU Football TE Kole Taylor

To continue the wave of WVU retaining players, two key offensive pieces are now locked in with NIL deals via County Roads Trust.

A day after several other notable Mountaineers announced they will be back and then promoted their relationship with WVU’s NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) collective, Traylon Ray and Kole Taylor are now also committed for the 2024 season.

Ray, coming off a break out true freshman year, and Taylor, who played a pivotal role in both the passing game and the ground attack as a key blocker, will remain in the fold as West Virginia looks to build on their 8-4 (6-3) regular season in 2023.

A four-star member of WVU’s strong 2023 class, Ray caught 15 balls for 230 yards and scored two touchdowns. He didn’t truly emerge until mid way trough the season, but once he did, he started making highlight reel quality receptions and showing off his talents that made him such a highly coveted recruit.

As for Taylor, he proved to be one of a successful transfer addition after initially starting his college career in the SEC at LSU. He was vocal about coming to West Virginia on a promise from head coach Neal Brown that the offense would utilize the tight end position as a pass catcher, something that had not yet materialized during Brown’s tenure.

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Taylor recorded 33 receptions for 411 yards with four touchdowns. He will be a senior next season at WVU.

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