WVU is my new home and I can't wait to perform in front of the fans of @WestVirginiaU @WVUfootball‼️— Jovani Lee Haskins (@leehaskins_) June 24, 2017
Jovani Haskins, a one time target for the West Virginia Mountaineers will finally make his way to the Mountain State. Haskins, who stands 6’-4” at 240 pounds, was rated as a 3-star tight end during his recruitment in 2016.
Haskins announced his intent to transfer to West Virginia University on Twitter Saturday evening. His announcement came less than two weeks after Miami head coach Mark Richt announced that he spoke with Haskins and the two were mutually parting ways. “I talked to Jovani and we both felt it was in his best interests to get a fresh start somewhere else,” Richt said. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”
Haskins came to Miami as part of the 2016 signing class but sat out as a redshirt season. Haskins was one of seven players suspended by Richt prior to the Russel Athletic Bowl.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Haskins will be forced to sit out the 2017 season. He will have three years to play for the Mountaineers starting in 2018.