West Virginia Pursuing Big-Time Talent in Transfer Portal

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers had several major players from the transfer portal on campus in Morgantown this weekend and from all indications, it was a huge success for Neal Brown and his coaching staff. Here are a few of the players who have recently visited WVU and their chances of becoming future Mountaineers:

Isaiah Neyor, WR, Texas – A 6’3, 215 athletic specimen, Neyor played for his hometown Texas Longhorns last season, where he was used sparingly and had only 1 reception for 14 yards. Prior to transferring to Texas, Neyor played at Wyoming, where he 44 receptions for 878 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2021. The Mountaineers need an experienced, talented wide receiver, and Neyor fits the mold. He has had multiple other offers since hitting the portal, but I think there’s a good chance he could end up at West Virginia. Chances of transferring to WVU: 6/10

Reid Carrico, LB, Ohio State – A former 4 star recruit out of Ironton, Ohio, Carrico was the #84 ranked prospect overall nationally regardless of position by 247Sports.com and the nation’s 5th-ranked linebacker prospect out of high school. Another exceptionally talented athlete who hasn’t gotten the playing time he deserves at a big school, but is very capable of coming in and starting at WVU immediately. He’s made two visits recently to Morgantown and appears very interested in becoming a Mountaineer. Chances of transferring to WVU: 8/10

Ty French, DE, Gardner-Webb – French, a 3-time FCS All-American, has had a remarkable career at Gardner-Webb, where he has 239 tackles, 61 tackles for loss, 34.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and an interception during his three seasons with the team.  A 6’3, 230 defensive lineman from Moultrie, Georgia, French is a sack machine and would be an outstanding addition to the Mountaineers’ football program. Chances of transferring to WVU: 6/10

Cameron Martinez, S, Ohio State – A former four star recruit and two-time Michigan Player of the Year in high school, Martinez has been underutilized during his time at Ohio State. Martinez has 40 tackles (25 solo, 15 assists), 3 pass deflections, 1 intereception and 1 touchdown during his three seasons with the Buckeyes. Could the Mountaineers land two Buckeyes for the price of one with Carrico and Martinez? Both seem like great fits at West Virginia and West Virginia seems like a great fit for both of them.  Chances of transferring to WVU: 7/10