Jaden Bray the "leader" of West Virginia receiver room and likely will be WR1, according to WVU football insider

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One of the more under-the-radar transfer portal pickups this off-season for Neal Brown and West Virginia football was former Oklahoma State wide receiver Jaden Bray.

Early in spring ball, Bray has impressed plenty of folks in the WVU locker room. And according to one WVU football insider, Bray's impact is still being understated.

An account known only as "Huddy Tuddy" on social media site X has become a prominent and accurate inside source for WVU football news this past year, and most recently broke the news that new WVU men's basketball coach Darian DeVries would be headed to Morgantown two days before national outlets reported the deal was being ironed out.

Huddy Tuddy took to X on Friday evening to discuss the opening week of spring football for WVU, and as he discussed the wide receiver group, he took time to shower Bray with praise.

"He is awesome. He's the leader of that room, and from the day he showed up, he's just had kind of the alpha mentality," he said. "He just works, and the whole entire room followed him."

Furthermore, Huddy Tuddy claimed that he had been told the Mountaineer recieving corps were amongst the most-dedicated this off-season, which is a mentality that apparently began with Bray's influence.

"From what I've heard, [the wide receivers] were by far the hardest-working room of all the positions, and that all started with him," he said. "He's just a great leader, and all of our young receivers followed his example."

Bray hauled in 48 receptions for a total of 686 yards and four touchdowns during a three-year stint in Stillwater. After starting 12 games as a true freshman, he was hampered by injuries during his final two seasons at Oklahoma State -- he played in just three games in 2022, and missed a trio of contests last fall following an injury during his team's win over WVU. Before his injury against the Mountaineers, he managed to put up a four reception, 53-yard performance and scored one touchdown during the trip to Morgantown.

"He's going to be a major part of this team, and a lot of people haven't talked about him," Huddy Tuddy said. "He is going to be, probably honestly, the wide receiver one for our football team."