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Freshman All-American's Transfer Restricted From These Schools

A pylon with the SEC logo on it.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: An 'SEC' logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

One of the top freshman college football players in the country announced his plans to transfer.

West Virginia rising sophomore defensive lineman Lamonte McDougle reportedly informed the coaching staff earlier this week that he's going to pursue other options. Now he's made those intentions public.

McDougle was a freshman All-American during the 2017 season. He played in all 13 games for the Mountaineers.

McDougle announced the news via Twitter.

He also listed the schools he won't be able to transfer to.

McDougle is barred from any Big 12 program, and any school on WVU’s non-conference schedule the next four years. Here are a few of the major programs.

  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina State
  • Missouri
  • Florida State
  • Maryland
  • Virginia Tech

He racked up 23 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks during his freshman campaign. He'll have to sit out the 2018 season, but will have three years of eligibility after that.