WVU Sports with Tom Bragg

An update on departing WVU football players

With the spring semester at hand, there have been a couple of early departures from the WVU football roster. Nothing earth-shattering, but here’s what we know for sure from comparing the 2017 and 2018 roster lists:

Jalen Harvey, DL — Would have been a redshirt senior in 2018. Came to WVU from Northwest Mississippi CC this past season, played in five games and recorded five tackles.

Ray Raulerson, OL — Would have been a redshirt senior in 2018. Transferred from Tennessee after the 2015 season and sat out 2016 for NCAA transfer requirements. Played in one game in 2017 as the backup to Matt Jones at center.

Ricky Rogers, WR — Would have been a redshirt senior in 2018. Saw limited action in his three seasons on the active roster. Caught one pass for 26 yards while playing in eight games in 2017.

Alec Shriner, OL — Would have been a redshirt junior in 2018. Moved from defensive line in 2016 to offensive line in 2017. Was named the offensive scout team champion for the Iowa State game, but did not see game action this past season.

Those are the names we know are gone by comparing the two rosters. Others may follow (some reports have K/P Jonn Young on the way out, but his name remained on the 2018 roster as of Friday afternoon) , so we’ll keep you posted if that happens.