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2017 West Virginia Mountaineers Position Overview: Tight Ends

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The West Virginia Mountaineers actually have a tight end who could be a legitimate redzone threat.

2016 Exodus

This has been a position the Mountaineers have gotten by with over the past few years. Fortunately for the team, they have made it a point of emphasis lately and have younger bodies in camp. No one who saw time last year left the team. Stone Wolfley did move to defensive line. Maverick Wolfley and Michael Ferns have both left the team.

2017 West Virginia Tight Ends

Player Year 2016 Stats
Player Year 2016 Stats
Jovani Haskins R-Fr Redshirted (Miami)
Mac Christy Fr DNP (High School)
Joseph Turner Fr DNP (High School)
Matt Bezjak R-Fr Redshirted
Trevon Wesco R-Jr 1 catch, 6 yards, 1 TD
Matt Vucelik R-So DNP
Rob Dowdy R-So DNP

Trevon Wesco

The coaching staff made it a point last year to attempt to get Wesco the ball. He appeared in 10 games but only caught one pass. It wasn’t for a lack of trying though. Wesco was a former basketball star at Musselman High School but suffered a setback due to a knee injury last year. He wasn’t cleared to practice until the week before the season opener. Despite the setbacks, Wesco pushed Stone Wolfley out of the starters spot and found himself on the field quite a bit.

Jovani Haskins

Haskins was a top target for the Mountaineers last year but ultimately chose the Miami Hurricanes. When Haskins decided Miami wasn’t for him, the coaching staff made sure Haskins knew he was still welcome in Morgantown. Haskins, standing 6’-5 and weighing 230, has the size and frame to be a difference maker next year. Haskins will be forced to sit out all of 2017 under the NCAA transfer rules.