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WVU adds Bowling Green transfer QB

By TOM BRAGG HD MediaMay 18, 2019

CHARLESTON — Bowling Green quarterback Jarret Doege has announced he will transfer to West Virginia University.

Doege, who started every game for the Falcons as a sophomore in 2018, made the announcement Thursday afternoon on Twitter.

“Country roads!! Take me home!! Excited for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to be apart of Mountaineers Nation #HailWV,” Doege said in the tweet.

A native of Lubbock Texas, the newest West Virginia quarterback is the younger brother of former Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege, who played for the Red Raiders when first-year WVU coach Neal Brown was the TTU offensive coordinator.

In 2018, Jarrett Doege was one of the top passing quarterbacks in the Mid-American Conference with Bowling Green when he completed 242 of 389 passing attempts for 2,660 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

If Doege does not apply for and is granted an NCAA waiver, he would have to sit out the 2019 season.

If he does apply and receive the waiver, Doege would join graduate transfer Austin Kendall, redshirt junior Jack Allison and redshirt freshman Trey Lowe is the race to replace current Carolina Panther Will Grier as the Mountaineers’ starting quarterback.

Brown was hot and cold on that group during spring practice. Following April’s Gold-Blue game, Brown said he would go back to watch the game tape and possibly start to build the order of the quarterback depth chart.

“Here’s the thing,” Brown said last month. “I want to go back and watch this. Will we have a pecking order after this? We may. I’m not going to commit myself to anything right now.”

Doege will have two seasons of eligibility with the Mountaineers whether he is forced to sit out in 2019 or not.

WVU has one open scholarship remaining for the 2019 recruiting class, but could possibly push Doege’s scholarship to the fall when he would technically become part of the 2020 recruiting class. That could leave room for Brown to add another player along the offensive or defensive lines, which the new West Virginia coach has said is a priority.

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