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West Virginia backup quarterback Trey Lowe set to transfer

The departure leaves Neal Brown with a thin quarterback room heading into the 2020 season

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia backup quarterback Trey Lowe will enter the transfer portal after completing his undergraduate degree this summer, leaving the Mountaineers with three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster as they prepare to begin Spring practice in less than two months.

Lowe announced his plans via Twitter earlier this evening, thanking the West Virginia coaching staff, teammates and fans for the support he received during his time in Morgantown.

The move isn’t exactly an unexpected one as rumors of Lowe transferring began to circulate in the latter half of the 2019 season. Lowe will retain three years of eligibility by transferring as a graduate student. Lowe only played sparingly during his time at West Virginia, seeing just a handful of snaps at quarterback with most of his action coming on special teams.

Lowe’s departure leaves Neal Brown with Jarret Doege, Austin Kendall and incoming freshman Garrett Greene to work with for the 2020 season. Former backup Jack Allison also transferred out of the program, signing with the West Liberty Hilltoppers last week.