West Virginia Mountaineers receiver Sam Brown has entered the transfer portal. Brown, a top recruit of the 2020 recruiting class, had a very good game as a freshman against Eastern Kentucky when he caught 4 passes for 43 yards. He also had 3 catches in the bowl game last year against Army Black Knights. This year, according to ESPN, Brown had 2 catches for 16 yards against Long Island.
2020 3-star WR Sam Brown has entered the transfer portal after totaling 10 rec for 108 yards while playing in 9 games at West Virginia; 2 rec for 16 yards this fall @rivalsmike @rivalskeenan @WVSportsDotCom https://t.co/DXpPHIaAhg— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) November 11, 2021
Brown’s transfer now puts into question the 2020 recruiting class as his departure marks the seventh player to transfer from that class. Top player David Vincent-Okoli left and now Brown, meaning Chris Mayo is now the top player of the class. Overall the following players have left:
- David Vincent-Okoli
- Sam Brown
- Devell Washington
- Tariq Stewart
- Quay Mays
- Avarius Sparrow
- Eddie Watkins
The 2020 class was seen as a bit of a breakthrough for West Virginia as Brown secured a top-four class in the conference and many pointed out that the average ranking of the recruits was higher than it had been in years and even with these seven departures, the average ranking of the class drops from 86.44 to only 86.20 which is only slightly behind the 2018 class.