High School Football

West Virginia wide receiver Dillon Spalding enters transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia wide receiver Dillon Spalding has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a source with access to the portal confirmed to MetroNews on Thursday evening.

Spalding’s action was first reported by 247 Sports.

Spalding is a redshirt freshman who sat out last season with an injury. He was involved in the offense this spring, snagging a touchdown pass from Trey Lowe on the final play of the spring game. Spalding was in a tier of outside receivers vying to be on West Virginia’s second string this fall.

A 6-foot-1, 217-pound native of Lorton, Va., Spalding chose West Virginia over Michigan and East Carolina in December 2017.

Receiver Marcus Simms has already entered the portal from WVU, but has yet to find a destination. Spalding can still withdraw his name and return to WVU.

The Mountaineers have three receivers in the incoming freshman class: Terence Doston (5-10, 160), Ali Jennings (6-2, 186) and Winston Wright (5-11, 166). West Virginia is also attempting to get a waiver for Temple transfer Sean Ryan (6-4, 195) so he does not have to sit out the upcoming season.

West Virginia added a transfer earlier Thursday when former Bowling Green quarterback Jarret Doege announced plans to enroll.

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