Thursday was not a good day for the West Virginia football team, as they lost starting cornerback Dreshun Miller to the transfer portal. Miller officially entered the transfer portal on Twitter in the late afternoon.
Now with Miller gone, that makes three defensive starters from the 2020 season that will not return with the program. Darius Stills and Tony Fields both are in the process of entering the NFL Draft, and now with Miller transferring, that makes three players gone.
In 2020, Miller was fifth in the conference with eight pass deflections. The Georgia native had an interception against Baylor. Miller was planned to be a huge part of the secondary for 2021.
Miller’s sudden transfer leaves Mountaineer fans with a lot of questions. Why did a starter transfer suddenly? What’s next? Who’s up next at the cornerback position?
A reason why Miller transferred is maybe to follow Jahmille Addae, former WVU defensive backs coach who took a coaching job at Georgia a couple of weeks back. Miller is from Georgia, so it would be a great fit for him.
The Mountaineers’ defense will take a slight hit on their secondary, but they will still be a great defensive unit again in 2021. Cornerbacks Alonzo Addae and Nicktroy Fortune will bring some experience to the position. The Mountaineers will need a younger player to step up for the loss of Miller, whether that could be Jairo Faverus (R-Fr.), Daryl Porter Jr. (So.) or David Vincent-Okoli (R-Fr.)
West Virginia now has five open scholarships for the entire roster. Let’s hope coach Neal Brown and the rest of the staff will be able to make some late recruiting magic and get another transfer in.