October 8, 2011; Morgantown,WV, USA: West Virginia Mountaineers receiver Ivan McCartney (5) runs after a pass reception against Connecticut Huskies safety Byron Jones (16) during the fourth quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. WVU won 43-16. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

WVU Football: Ivan McCartney to Return to Morgantown

Head coach Dana Holgorsen got some pleasant news this afternoon, learning that former West Virginia Mountaineers receiver Ivan McCartney has decided to return to Morgantown. The move was announced by his high school’s twitter, Miramar High School (home of other Mountaineers greats Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey):

McCartney appears to be excited about the opportunity to play his senior season for the Mountaineers>


McCartney left the Mountaineers team this past season after appearing in five games. In his two plus years on campus, McCartney has started 11 games for WVU, appearing in 32 games. He has 59 receptions for 701 yards and 3 touchdowns.

He will likely be eligible to play this coming season since he did not in-fact transfer from the West Virginia program. If he is eligible to play during the 2013 season, he will bring experience to a rather in-experienced receiving corps.

With his knowledge of the offense executed by Dana Holgorsen, it stands to reason that he will see a decent bit of playing time this coming season, even if he is not a starter.

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