MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Trey Lowe, who was never able to gain traction in West Virginia’s quarterback competition, announced on Thursday that he will enter the transfer portal upon earning his undergrad degree from WVU this summer.
Lowe, who originally signed to play football and baseball for the Mountaineers, announced his plans on Twitter.
Thank you WVU! pic.twitter.com/7JLMAPdMcU
— Woodrow Lowe III (Trey) (@treylowe10) February 13, 2020
Lowe will have completed his college degree in just over two years — as impressive a feat as any he might pull on the football field at his next destination.
The lone dual-threat on West Virginia’s roster the past two seasons, Lowe saw his first action in the 2018 Camping World Bowl against Syracuse. He completed two passes for 0 yards and had a nine-yard carry.
Last season Lowe made it onto the field for the finish of WVU’s 52-14 blowout loss at Oklahoma, but only handed the ball off as Neal Brown’s lone intention was getting out of town as quickly as possible.
Lowe still has three years of eligibility remaining. This year, he was poised to be stuck behind senior Austin Kendall and junior Jarret Doege, who are expected to compete for the starting job this spring.
The Mountaineers have also added freshman quarterback Garrett Greene, who fits the dual-threat label. The 4-star prospect from Tallahassee, Fla. enrolled for the current semester and will participate in spring practice.
Lowe is a native of Collierville, Tenn. who was also recruited by Memphis and Ole Miss out of high school.