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West Virginia defensive lineman Tyrese Allen enters the NCAA Transfer Portal

The redshirt freshman defensive tackle opened himself up to potential suitors on Wednesday

Artist rendering of the NCAA transfer portal

According to a report from 247Sports’ Chris Anderson, West Virginia Mountaineers defensive tackle Tyrese Allen has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

The Paintsville, Kentucky native participated in Spring drills and saw a few snaps during the Gold-Blue Spring Game last month. Should Allen elect to stay, he is unlikely to crack the two-deep heading into the 2019 season and will, at best, find himself as a third string nose tackle behind Darius Stills and Brenon Thrift.

If Allen transfers to another Division I FBS program, he will have to sit out the 2019 season and will have three years of eligibility left at his new home. A move to a Division 1 FCS program or lower will allow Allen to play immediately, and would most likely allow him to crack the two-deep on arrival.