With Austin Kendall fully on board, West Virginia has already added one transfer quarterback this offseason. Now, is another transfer quarterback eyeing WVU?
According to Chris Hummer of 247Sports, Bowling Green QB Jarret Doege has entered the transfer portal.
Bowling Green starting quarterback Jarret Doege is in the transfer portal, a source tells @247Sports. He started every game for the Falcons last season throwing for 2,660 yards and 27 TDs with a 62.6 cmp%.
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) May 8, 2019
During his two seasons at Bowling Green, Doege threw for 39 touchdowns along with 15 interceptions with a completion rate of 62.7 percent. During his true freshman season he took the job from James Morgan, who transferred and started for Florida International in the 2018 season. For the 2018 season Doege started all 12 games and had 27 touchdown passes.
— FOX Sports South (@FOXSportsSouth) September 29, 2018
Had Doege stayed at Bowling Green, he would have been the starter under new coach Scot Loeffler. If he decides to transfer he will most likely have to sit out a season per transfer rules. Though there have been some recent cases of players unexpectedly avoiding sitting out the season, such as Tate Martell who is eligible immediately for the Miami Hurricanes.
With the coaching change at Bowling Green, perhaps that could give Doege enough leverage to be eligible immediately for WVU in 2019. It’s been no secret that Neal Brown and staff were not impressed by the quarterback play during spring practice. Could that be a motivational ploy by Brown to keep his top quarterbacks working hard and competing through the spring and into the summer? Possibly, but either way it’s well known that Brown is hoping to add another quarterback with this class.
When Austin Kendall transferred to WVU, it was assumed by many he was certain to be the 2019 starting quarterback. After all, this was a guy that battled 2018 Heisman winner Kyler Murray all the way to August for the starting job. At this point, nothing is certain when it comes to the 2019 starting quarterback for West Virginia.