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Jovon Durante Transfers to Florida Atlantic

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Junior receiver Jovon Durante has decided to transfer to Florida Atlantic University. Junior receiver Jovon Durante has decided to transfer to Florida Atlantic University.
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The wide receiver corps at West Virginia has taken another hit today as Jovon Durante announced that he has transferred from the Mountaineers.

Durante, a junior, took to Twitter Saturday with a post that included his intention to leave WVU and instead enroll at Florida Atlantic University.

“First off I want to thank god for helping me get through the process and putting all faith in him to get me through some of [sic] the of the field situations I was in and over came [sic] and also would like to thank the Great State of West Virginia and WVU football team, coaching staff for helping me get excel on becoming a college football player and the fans for believing in me and keeping faith I will always have love for all of you guys and mainly my team mates [sic] the bond we made over the past couple years is unbreakable and I love y’all like blood brother and I know y’all gone do great,” the post read.

“But on that note after talking things over with my parents I decided to further my education at Florida Atlantic University,” Durante concluded.

In two seasons with the Mountaineers, Durante amassed 709 yards and seven touchdowns on 59 receptions. Durante came to WVU from Miramar High School, the same school that sent Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey to Morgantown. He failed to show up to fall camp, due to what Dana Holgorsen called “personal issues.”

FAU is entering its first season under new head coach Lane Kiffin. His staff features some familiar names to West Virginia football fans as former Mountaineer quarterback Clint Trickett (tight ends) and offensive tackle Garin Justice (offensive line) are each assistant coaches for the Owls.

The loss, which WVU has been preparing for while Durante has been absent from camp, leaves the Mountaineers down another receiver for the season opener against Virginia Tech. Sophomore Marcus Simms has been suspended for the Sept. 3 meeting after being arrested for driving with a revoked license and driving under the influence earlier in the month.

West Virginia returns Ka’Raun White (583 yards and five touchdowns in 2016) and Gary Jennings (165 yards and two touchdowns) as its more experienced receivers for the 2017 season.

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