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Freshman Edge Rusher Enters Transfer Portal

James Heard has entered his name into the transfer portal

Freshman James Heard Jr announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that his name has been entered into the NCAA Transfer Portal, bringing the total number of scholarship West Virginia Mountaineers up to 9.

Heard was a coveted piece of the 2023 freshman class and his name was thrown out there several times during the spring game as he showed a natural knack for rushing the passer. Both defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley and head coach Neal Brown praised Heard’s pass-rushing ability.

Heard becomes the ninth Mountaineer to enter his name into the transfer portal joining wide receivers Jeremiah Aaron, Cortez Braham, Davis Mallinger, and Ja’Shaun Poke, as well as defensive backs Christion Stokes, Hershey McLaurin, and Andrew Wilson-Lamp, and defensive lineman Mike Lockhart