Another contributing member of WVU’s 2018 football team is expected to depart from the program — only this time, an NFL contract is not on the other side.
After some chatter teased the news on Twitter, wide receiver Marcus Simms has entered the transfer portal. Simms played 33 games in three seasons for the Mountaineers. He has one year of elligibility remaining.
Simms was a weapon at WVU and was utilized as a kick returner and a wide receiver. Last season, he was the team’s third-most productive receiver, catching 46 passes for 699 yards and two touchdowns. He made his final appearance as a Mountaineer in the 2018 regular season finale vs. Oklahoma.
Simms was absent for most of WVU’s spring practices, and he didn’t appear in the Gold-Blue Game. New head coach Neal Brown cited a personal matter for Simms’ absence.
Speculation around Simms’s potential transfer were stoked when Simms himself sent a cryptic tweet over the weekend, which many fans took as a sign of his moving on:
In response, WVU football players like quarterback Jack Allison sent warm wishes to Simms on his future:
With Simms expected to depart from the program, T.J. Simmons is now the only returning Mountaineer who recorded over 300 receiving yards last season.