Three New Offensive Playmakers Turning Loose Tonight

WVU is relying heavily on true freshmen and the transfer portal to find success during this current season. The disappointing thing is that none of these players got much of a chance to show how they can help the program in the season opener against Penn State unless you count redshirt freshman Trey Lathan.

Head Coach Neal Brown and position coaches are very excited about the offensive potential of three players in particular:

Rodney Gallagher

Gallagher was hailed as one of the most exciting grabs for the latest commitment class. Rodney only saw limited time in the game, coming in for special teams packages and making it on the field for a single snap as a receiver. The Dukes should allow Greene to get the ball in Gallagher’s hands and see his potential live.

Traylon Ray

Ray saw more action with the offense, getting on the field for 11 snaps as a wide receiver. He would make two catches, the product only being 7 yards. With the hype of this young man out of camp, he is likely to fare much better against the less formidable defenses left on the schedule.

Jahiem White

This is the runner that everyone is excited to see make his debut at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday night. The hype train for this high school phenom is real, and there is a strong case to be made on the chatter that he is the clear #2 back. He was injured for the Penn State game, so he did not get a chance to aid in that contest but hopefully shows the fans in Morgantown why he was worth the wait.

You can check out one of his high school reels here:

Best of all, if these three young men and others in the freshmen and sophomore classes getting snaps right now continue to develop and improve, there is no telling what positive things that could mean for the team moving into the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

Photo courtesy of WVU Athletics

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Benjamin Gilbert
Benjamin Gilbert here - panhandle resident and enjoyer of Pitt losses. First and foremost, I am a lifelong West Virginia Mountaineer fan and do my best to inspire that passion in my beautiful wife and talented kids. Unfortunately, fandom doesn't always pay the bills. I have been writing for a decade and a half for various professions and multi-faceted franchises, so writing is what I do. Combining my skills with my passion for the WVU teams, I always seek to provide fair and honest takes on our path to finding the top of college athletics. Let's Go.