Former West Virginia Player Leads the Nation in Receiving

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers have been hurt multiple times over the past several years by players leaving the program, entering the transfer portal and going on to play for other teams.

Ali Jennings played wide receiver for the Mountaineers from 2019-2020 seasons, finishing with 26 catches in 19 games played in his 2 seasons in Morgantown.

Jennings, originally from Richmond, Virginia, entered the transfer portal and returned home to play at Old Dominion. Since arriving at Old Dominion, Jennings has been nothing short of electric. 

Last season, Jennings finished his redshirt sophomore season with 62 receptions, 1,066 yards and 5 touchdowns.

This season, as the team’s top wide receiver, he leads the entire nation in receiving yards with 322 yards on 13 receptions in just two games for an average of 24.8 yards per catch. Jennings also has 3 receiving touchdowns in his first two games this season.

Not many of the the players who have left West Virginia have gone on to have great success at their new destination, but Ali Jennings has truly blossomed into one of the finest wide receivers in college football.

As a side note, current West Virginia wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton is also among the nation’s leaders in receptions with 20 catches for 249 yards and 4 touchdowns on the season.