Travares Copeland, receiver of the rare NCAA play-right-away waiver after he transferred to N.C. State from West Virginia, is no longer a receiver for the Pack, the school confirmed today.
Copeland caught 16 balls for 149 yards, an average of just over seven yards a catch, and had one rush for six yards in his lone season with the Pack. Copeland seemed poised for a bigger role in the offense next year with the departure of senior Rashard Smith, who he played behind during the Pack's disappointing 3-9 campaign.
Copeland left West Virginia during the fall semester to spend time with an ailing family member and decided not to return to the Mountaineers. He had 10 catches for 55 yards as a true freshman for WVU before departing.
No reason has been made public for Copeland's departure, and it's not known (by me anyway) whether or not he has left school or is finishing out the semester.