Surprise Addition

West Virginia appears to be on the verge of adding an impact transfer into the football program in the form of linebacker Michael Ferns.

As we inch closer to national signing day for the class of 2015, West Virginia went an alternate route to gain an addition to the football program.

Sources have confirmed to BlueGoldNews.com that Michigan linebacker Michael Ferns will transfer to West Virginia after one full season in Ann Arbor. He sat out his entire freshman year with the Wolverines.

“Brendan has asked for his release from Michigan and was given that,” a source told BlueGoldNews.com. “At that time he also asked if West Virginia could be included in that release and Michigan did that immediately. He’s going to be a Mountaineer.”

Ferns, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound, linebacker, was a highly sought after member in the class of 2014. He was rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com and the nations 8th best middle linebacker. He was also rated the state of Ohio’s No. 1 prospect. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame among others.

Ferns, who will have to sit out next season under transfer rules, will have three years of eligibility remaining.

BlueGoldNews.com will have more in-depth coverage of this developing story shortly.


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