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Gary Jennings to skip the Camping World Bowl, will focus on getting healthy for NFL Draft

Jennings will join Will Grier and Yodny Cajuste in watching the Camping World Bowl from somewhere other than the West Virginia sideline

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Gary Jennings will not play in the Camping World Bowl next Friday, according to West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen.

Holgorsen broke the news during his signing day/bowl game press conference on Wednesday evening, noting that Jennings played the last few weeks of the season with a high ankle sprain and will now focus on rehabbing to prepare for the East-West Game and a potential NFL Draft Combine appearance.

Jennings had a message for Mountaineer fans on Twitter this evening.

Jennings finishes just 83 yards shy of joining Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey as the only receivers to have multiple 1,000 yard seasons at West Virginia.

West Virginia’s depth chart for the Camping World Bowl now lists TJ Simmons as the starter at the inside receiver position, with William Crest backing him up. True freshman Sam James move into Simmons’ role as the backup to David Sills.