West Virginia Football: WVU adds a talented defensive back from the transfer portal

Ayden Garnes makes commitment to West Virginia football.
Duquesne v Hawaii
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On Friday afternoon, December 15th, West Virginia added some reinforcements to their secondary as they prepare for the 2024 campaign. Duquesne transfer, Ayden Garnes announced his commitment to the West Virginia football program. 

Garnes had a terrific season at the FCS level, earning a spot on the NEC all-defensive first team. Garnes played at Milan Puskar Stadium earlier this season when he had three tackles and a pass breakup against the Mountaineers. With two years of eligibility remaining, the talented cornerback will certainty look to be a big contributor for the West Virginia secondary. This WVU secondary now has big shoes to fill as Beanie Bishop Jr.’s collegiate career comes to a close. Bishop Jr. was a Consensus Football All-American, the 13th in history of WVU football. Bishop Jr. came to the Mountaineers via the transfer portal last offseason, and did not disappoint in his one season in a WVU uniform.

Ayden Garnes stands at 6’0”, 170 pounds and is a Philadelphia, PA native. 

Garnes was graded as the 3rd best cornerback at the FCS level by Pro Football Focus.

Since entering the transfer portal on December 4th, Garnes has received offers from notable programs like Cincinnati, Indiana, Appalachian State, and Liberty

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Mountaineer nation, the WVU win over Duquesne back on September 9th proved to not only be their first win of the season. It also was the first opportunity for Garnes to display his talents in front of the West Virginia coaching staff. Ayden Garnes, welcome to Almost Heaven, West Virginia.