Kerry Martin Makes Announcement on Potential Transfer

Morgantown, West Virginia – Since West Virginia sophomore defensive back Kerry Martin, Jr. announced on social media that he decided to opt out of the current season, there have been many questions about whether we’d ever see him in a Mountaineers uniform again.

Martin cited “health concerns” as his reason for opting out this season, but he was also at the very center of the former defensive coordinator Vic Koenning controversy in the offseason as well.  Martin said he was uncomfortable with Koenning as his defensive coordinator and many believe this led to Koenning’s firing.

With so much negative attention surrounding Martin in the past few months, there have been rumors that he would look for a fresh start to finish his college career.  However, Kerry Martin put an immediate end to those rumors last night with the following message on social media:


And there you have it.  Kerry Martin is not transferring and will be back with the West Virginia Mountaineers next season to add to an already-outstanding defense.  Martin will have 3 years of eligibility remaining and will likely be a starter for all three seasons for the Mountaineers.

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