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.
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.