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West Virginia lands transfer wide receiver Zack Dobson

By Keenan Cummings

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Neal Brown continues to hit the transfer portal hard in order to address needs throughout the football roster, and that was on display yet again with another roster addition.

Zack Dobson, a wide receiver transfer from Middle Tennessee, is the latest in a string of additions that the program has made through plucking talented prospects from other FBS schools.

Dobson, at 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds, is set to be a scholarship addition for the Mountaineers, although how that will be worked out has yet to be determined. What we do know is Dobson was an electric playmaker during his time with the Blue Raiders, scoring every eight times he touched the football.

In two seasons at Middle Tennessee, Dobson touched the ball 64 times between receptions and rushes, and accounted for 740 total yards during that time despite playing only 284 snaps.

The Tennessee native was highly efficient when he touched the ball, with 31 receptions on 38 targets and when used as a rusher he averaged over 9-yards per touch. Essentially, what Dobson brings to the table is not necessarily like anybody else currently on the roster, outside of possibly wide receiver Winston Wright.

Dobson has two years of eligibility left in his college career and could be immediately eligible this fall, which would give the program yet another weapon to use on the offensive side of the ball.

Overall, Dobson is the sixth true transfer to join the program this offseason behind Arizona linebacker Tony Fields, Arizona safety Scottie Young, Virginia offensive lineman Ja’Quay Hubbard, Maryland outside linebacker Bryce Brand and Troy punter Tyler Sumpter.

Many of those are already practicing with the team, with Brown saying that they are awaiting some paperwork before the others are doing the same. The Mountaineers continue to be creative with roster additions to fill holes and Dobson is just the latest example.