Three-star receiver Jacob McCrary, one of four West Virginia football signees yet to receive NCAA clearance this summer, plans to enroll at Marshall, reportedly as a nonqualifier.

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Jacob McCrary of Coral Reef (Fla.) High School  signed with WVU in February but reportedly failed to qualify.

McCrary signed with the Mountaineers last February over offers from at least 20 other FBS programs, including Florida State, Alabama, LSU, Florida, Clemson, Notre Dame and UCLA.

McCrary, the cousin of current WVU receiver Vernon Davis, tweeted Tuesday: “I will not be attending West Virginia University” and subsequently told recruiting services he planned to enroll at Marshall, which typically admits a handful of nonqualifiers each year.

“After missing almost all of camp, McCrary wasn’t likely to contribute this season,” said Rivals senior writer Keenan Cummings of WVSports.com. “However, this might cause the Mountaineers to look at an additional receiver in this year’s recruiting cycle.”

If categorized as a nonqualifier, McCrary would have to sit out this season but could retain four years of eligibility with satisfactory academic progress.

Three other 2014 signees have yet to enroll at West Virginia. Cornerback Jaylon Myers and offensive lineman Justin Scott have not completed the requisite junior college courses, coach Dana Holgorsen said last week, and Philadelphia offensive lineman Dontae Angus has not been approved by the NCAA clearinghouse.

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Comments

  • TB

    6th grade would be a good start.

  • Mister Man

    So, he's not going to Marshall?

  • any major dude

    My favorite football teams in order
    1) West Virginia Mountaineers
    2) Marshall Thundering Herd
    3) Ohio State Buckeyes
    I always rooted for WVU when they played Marshall, for Marshall when they played OSU.

    I'll bet the majority of WVU fans root for Marshall.

    What's your favorite teams, Jay?

  • jay zoom

    way to go OLLIE & DANA go out and get another non-qualifier bring in all the problem athletes you can find looks me like your heading down the road to become a non-qualifier your selves

    • Adub

      Wait, what?

    • hailey

      Spoken like a true non qualifier, keep it up Beyonce' you will eventually qualify (as a man) , well maybe not.

  • Greg

    Oops. Looks like he didn't have the scores to get into Marshall either. Good luck to him.

  • Helga

    WVU will always come out on top. Even if the Mountaineers when 4 & 8 again, and Marshall went undefeated this season, WVU will still be on top. It always will be. WVU will always be the flagship institution of the state of West Virginia. You TURDS really need to accept that.

  • Jabo

    Sorry Marsha! HAHAHA


    #WVU signee Jacob McCrary will NOT enroll at Marshall. Instead opt for Juco. Hope to return to WVU. Says "heart belongs at West Virginia"

  • farm kid

    you are similar too all the other "jock sniffers". the story that you posted is not correct. he is going to a juco in miss. see you in two years. get the story right first.

  • Brodmon

    How could he leave if he never showed up in the first place? Sweet reporting bro.

  • blee

    Tell them to fire chuck cause the hate keeps growing.

  • blee

    Ha ha losers and that loser Chuck landon. One of the main reasons why I hate Marshall. Nobody in the state cares about u fools outside of Huntington.

  • cutty77

    I like to wait and see what uniform he puts on before i start slapping him on the back.

  • Phil Monell

    Mr. McCrary stated today that he is going to attend a JUCO, for this season with hopes to come back to WVU for next season.....

  • mineralcounty

    Word on the street is he's headed the juco route. Wants to eventually play in Morgantown

  • Non qualifier

    Getting a commitment and hoping they qualify before camp is like buying a lottery ticket. Hold your breath and hope!