WVSports – Walk-on transfer Cain excited for next chapter at West Virginia

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Navy transfer Tyler Cain knew what he wanted to find when he entered the transfer portal. Turns out that West Virginia offers all of that and more.

Cain, who committed to the Mountaineers as a preferred walk-on, felt that Morgantown offered the right mix of a place where he could find opportunities on the field and be comfortable off it.

“I love how much everyone in the entire state of West Virginia is bought into football and that’s the atmosphere I want to be around,” he said.

Cain told Tyler Allen, along with linebackers coach Jeff Kunz, that he was planning to enroll with the Mountaineers and both were excited by the news. Allen was the coach Cain spent the most time talking to and the coaches believe he can help the program.

He said, “He told me that I can achieve my position by coming here.”

The coaching staff sees the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder at the next level as either a mic or bandit and has been impressed with his physicality, quickness and positioning.

Cain had visited Morgantown on two separate occasions and believes the Mountaineers are on the rise and will soon be back to their winning ways. And he has sense of that when you consider that he is a native of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and grew near the program.

The main reason for his transfer was the passing of a bill by the government, where members of the Service Academy could no longer be professionals and wanted the ability to pursue their dreams. He took him to West Virginia where he would have a chance to prove what he could do.

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“I feel like I can come in and have a big impact on the team,” he said.

Cain will arrive in West Virginia on June 26 with all four years of his eligibility remaining.

Cain said, “Now all I have to is learn the plays.”