Just call West Virginia “Transfer U”. The Mountaineers picked up their third transfer this month as TJ Simmons announced on Sunday that he is leaving Alabama and is headed to Morgantown.
— Tj Simmons (@a_scouts_dream) June 25, 2017
Simmons, a 4-star receiver out of Pinson, AL, enrolled early at Alabama as part of the Tide’s 2016 class. He played in 12 games as a true freshman last season, but he saw most of his action on special teams. As a receiver he saw a limited amount of playing time buried on a deep depth chart.
Simmons’ decision to join the Mountaineers comes as two former Miami players announced their decision to transfer to West Virginia earlier this month. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Allison was the first to pull the trigger, with redshirt freshman tight end Jovani Haskins following him just a couple of days ago.
Like Allison and Haskins, Simmons will have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, but unlike Allison and Haskins, Simmons should not lose any eligibility. Simmons will be able to use this season as his redshirt year.