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WVU received a new commitment at WR today from Robert Morris University transfer Mike Evans Jr. Evans will have 3 years of eligibility left and is ranked as the #4 D1 FCS transfer.  Evans touted WVU’s early interest was a deciding factor in his decision to join the Mountaineers, stating, “When I hit the transfer portal, they were the 2nd school to reach out to me. They stuck with me for over a month and after visiting a bunch and looking at the community, I knew Morgantown was home.”

Despite not seeing much playing time during his time on the Colonials, Evans was extremely productive during his senior year at Franklin Regional High School in Delmont, PA, racking up more than 800 yards and 10 touchdowns on 25 yards per catch. He also served as Franklin Regional’s kickoff returner, chipping in an additional 168 yards.

The big play ability wasn’t just a product of his system in high school. Evans is an explosive athlete, clocking a 4.4 laser timed 40-yard dash time to go along with a 3.72 shuttle time and 41 inch vertical. He also has good size for a WR at 6’1” and 190 pounds. His athleticism gives him the potential to develop into an explosive playmaker, an area that WVU lacked this pass season as only Sean Ryan averaged more than 15 yards per reception, and could help WVU deal with the the graduation Winston Wright Jr. after next season.

Evans was recruited by Offensive Analyst Ryan Nehlen. It is unclear at this time if Evans will be joining the program as a scholarship play or preferred walk-on. He also received offers from Youngstown State University,  Black Hills State University, and Stetson University. The switch from FCS to FBS may be a challenge, but Evans’s athleticism will translate nicely. We are excited to welcome Evans to Mountaineer nation and will hope to see him make some big plays on Saturdays for years to come!

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