It looks like Jovani Haskins is headed to West Virginia after all. Many thought the class of 2016 3-star tight end was headed to Morgantown out of high school, but in a surprise decision he chose the Miami Hurricanes. However, Haskins announced on social media that he is transferring to West Virginia.
— Jovani Lee Haskins (@leehaskins_) June 24, 2017
ESPN ranked Haskins as a top 30 tight end out of high school and Scout ranked him as the number one tight end in the state of New Jersey. He sat out his freshman year at Miami, using his redshirt. So he will lose a year of eligibility this season as he sits out to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
Haskins announced his decision to transfer earlier in June, and it’s no surprise that he will end up at WVU. Not only because he was heavily recruiting by the Mountaineers to begin with, but he will also find a friendly face when he gets there. Former Miami quarterback Jack Allison announced his decision to transfer to West Virginia earlier this month.
Jack Allison was another 2016 get for the Hurricanes, and was considered to be one of the top QB prospects in the country. He also sat his freshman year last season, and like Haskins, will have to sit out the 2017 season as well.
The Sunshine State is turning out to be quite the pipeline for the Mountaineers. Safety Cody Saunders, who was forced to retire from football earlier this month, was recruited out of Panama City Beach, FL, and several players from the state are finding a second home at WVU. Corner Antonio Crawford transferred from Miami in 2015 as a junior, quarterback Will Greir was just ruled eligible to play this season after transferring from Florida a year ago, and now Allison and Haskins are making the trek up the eastern seaboard.