High School Football

Australian punter Angus Davies leaves West Virginia after few days


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Australian punter Angus Davies has left the West Virginia football program after only a few days on campus.

A source said Davies quickly became homesick and wouldn’t rejoin the team.

Davies later tweeted:

“It comes with great regret that I have passed up the opportunity to study and play football at West Virginia University. With the support of WVU, ProKick Australia, and my family, I have come home to seek support for my mental health. Go Mountaineers”

The 6-foot-4 Davies committed to West Virginia last November but had not signed his letter of intent.

After training at ProKick Australia, the punter factory that produced Texas All-American Michael Dickson, Davies figured to push Morgantown product Billy Kinney this season. Kinney’s 40.9-yard average ranked 70th in the FBS during 2017 and West Virginia finished 103rd from 129 teams in net punting.

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