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Morgantown, West Virginia – After two seasons at the University of Colorado, Brenden Rice, a 6’4 wide receiver, decided to leave the program and enter the transfer portal.

Rice, who is former NFL legend Jerry Rice’s son, had 21 receptions, 299 yards and 3 touchdowns this past season. In addition, Rice led the Buffaloes with 822 all-purpose yards and was an Honorable Mention PAC 12 Offensive Freshman Player of the Year in 2021.

A four star prospect out of high school, Rice attended the same high school that West Virginia commit Nicco Marchiol did this past season, Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.

Although it’s unclear where Rice is interested in going, Marchiol and Rice just so happen to be friends on social media, and Marchiol is an outstanding recruiter for the Mountaineers. With West Virginia losing Winston Wright and a couple of other wide receivers rumored to be leaving Morgantown soon, Brenden Rice would be able to step in and contribute immediately.

Rice will have 3 years of eligibility remaining. Work your magic, Neal Brown!

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