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West Virginia Mountaineers Freshman Quarterback Chavas Rawlins Transferring

The athletic early enrollee has decided to leave the Mountaineers.

James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

Despite enrolling a semester early in January, Chavas Rawlins has decided to leave the Mountaineer football program.

A WVillustrated interview with his former high school coach, Andy Pacak, indicated that there were no real issues with the arrival of Clint Trickett or with the school or coaching staff, but the defection of Coach Jake Spavital to Texas A&M may have been the biggest factor:

"The most important part is that the coaching staff and everyone involved with the university, his team and his classes were great," said Pacak. "Coach [Dana] Holgorsen and Coach Shannon [Dawson] and everybody, they've been great."

In fact, Rawlins was one of the first commitments garnered by Coach Holgorsen and the staff last year.

Rawlins' defection officially leaves Coaches Dawson and Holgorsen with three (Paul Millard, Ford Childress and recent transfer Clint Trickett) vying for the starting position this fall. Not that Rawlins necessarily was in the running currently, but his presence certainly held possibilities for future seasons.

No indications have been made public as to which program Rawlins is looking to transfer to.