Noel Devine Upset With West Virginia University

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Noel Devine’s son, Andre, was verbally offered a scholarship and now it seems that West Virginia’s coaching staff is not honoring the offer.

I spoke with Noel Devine moments ago and here’s what he had to say. “Neal Brown and Chad Scott verbally offered my son. They said they wanted to see him get bigger, stronger, faster, but he was verbally offered. Now they won’t return my phone calls. They are giving me the run around. I even asked about walking on and they said, ‘We’ll get back to you on that.’ I’m just getting the run around from the coaching staff and I’m done with them.”

Devine went on to say, “My experience as a WVU player and as a person that loves Mountaineer fans is that a man’s word is a man’s word. Especially with my coaches. Neal Brown and Chad Scott verbally promised my son a scholarship and now they are backing out. So I guess this coaching staff can’t be taken at their word. WVU needs to go back to its winning roots and get some of us to come back and coach and turn this program around to its old glory.”

In a post on social media, Devine said the following: “Looking to find my son Andre a home. It’s sad to see what college football has become with this transfer portal and how these coaches leave high school kids left behind to get a kid that’s already developed from the transfer portal. Disappointed in West Virginia football.”