West Virginia is getting ready to add a wide receiver transfer as a new era of Mountaineer football is underway in Morgantown. Sean Ryan, a wide receiver from Temple, announced his decision to transfer to West Virginia Monday afternoon.
“The hardest thing about leaving a program is knowing that you ate leaving a locker room full of outstanding guys,” Ryan said in his statement posted on Twitter. “I have made the decision to transfer out of Temple University and take my talents to THE West Virginia University.”
Ryan, a three-star recruit out of high school, appeared in 10 games last fall as a true freshman so he will not be able to save his 2018 season as a redshirt season. According to NCAA transfer rules, Ryan will be forced to sit out the upcoming 2019 season before being ruled eligible to play for West Virginia beginning in 2020. But because he still has a redshirt year at his disposal, Ryan can still have three years of eligibility to play for the Mountaineers once he is eligible to resume playing football.
Ryan caught 12 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown for the Owls last season.