David Israel came to the WVU football team looking for a chance to play at the highest level possible.
That didn’t come in 2017, so Israel is now looking elsewhere to play Division I football. Israel’s name was left off the early 2018 WVU football roster and the word on the street is that he is looking to transfer.
Israel is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback who was supposed to be a mobile dual-threat guy. He came to West Virginia from Dorado Butler Community College in Kansas. Now, it’s not sure where he will end up, but Israel is confident that moving on is his best shot.
Israel wasn’t going to start with Will Grier looking like one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Behind him, Jack Allison will see the back up role. Playing time may not even be the biggest issue with with him. West Virginia isn’t for everybody and it appears Israel appreciated his time with the WVU football team.
He never played a snap with the Mountaineers, which is unfortunate because he provided some always-necessary depth at the QB position. But, as a quarterback, it really is the hardest place to see the field.
According to WVUsports.com, Israel completed 126 of 242 for 1,841 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had two rushing scores, which is low considering his mobility is also a key factor in his game. Israel may have been a bit undersized, but his arm strength was strong for his size.
Not many normal people get the chance to play Division I football or even become part of a successful program in the shadows. Israel did his job and performed his role with the team, even though it didn’t include game action.
Other than Grier and Allison, the other two quarterbacks on the roster are Chris Chugunov, who failed miserable in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and Trey Lowe, who is also attempting to play baseball at West Virginia.