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WVU starting cornerback Daryl Porter Jr. to enter NCAA Transfer Portal

MORGANTOWN — After starting every game last season, WVU cornerback Daryl Porter Jr. announced on Twitter he will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal.

He had six pass-breakups and an interception as one of the few consistent options at CB for the Mountaineers. The year prior, he played in six games, mainly on special teams.

Porter started alongside Nicktroy Fortune during the first half of the season, but when Fortune went down with a season-ending injury in mid-October, Porter Jr. slid into the No. 1 spot.

CB Jackie Matthews transferred to Mississippi State in January, and with Porter Jr.’s expected exit, there are now seven scholarship cornerbacks on the roster as spring practice is set to begin next month — Nicktroy Fortune, Andrew Wilson-Lamp, Charles Woods, Naim Muhammad, Mumu Bin-Wahad, Marcis Floyd and Tyrin Woodby.

Fortune and Woods are the only two with significant experience, while Floyd started 11 games at Murray State last season, earning All-America honors.

The top-ranked recruit of the 2022 recruiting class is cornerback Jacolby Spells, expected to enroll over the summer.

Since the start of last football season in August, Porter Jr. is the 16th Mountaineer to enter the portal.

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