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HCA: Kassidy Woods reportedly enters transfer portal

The redshirt sophomore plans to transfer out of Pullman

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Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Kassidy Woods reportedly entered his name into the transfer portal on Monday. The report comes about a month after Woods released an illegally recorded conversation between him and new head coach Nick Rolovich talking about him sitting out this season.

Woods, a 6’4” 225-lb receiver from Addison, Texas, had six receptions last season for 58 yards with 26 of those yards coming on one catch. He appeared in 12 games last season at the “Y” position and four games the year before - due to the new NCAA rule, Woods was allowed to play in four games but not burn a year of eligibility.

Woods made the decision to sit out during the 2020 season due to a preexisting health condition. He announced that travelling around with the team to play in games was something that he felt uncomfortable doing with everything going on with COVID-19

Due to his decision to sit out, Woods was told to clear out his locker and was removed from communication with the team group text. The school announced the next day that Woods’ scholarship would not be revoked.

The #WeAreUnited movement that was set forth by fellow conference members was something that Woods was very supportive of and was very vocal about. The conversation between him and Rolovich brought a lot of attention to the program as Rolovich made some unsettling comments during his phone call that brought a lot of attention to the program.

During their phone call, Rolovich inferred that if Woods’ decision to sit out during the 2020 season was for health and safety reasons that was one thing but sitting out because of the unity movement of the players in the conference then it was something that would be handled differently.

Woods, along with fellow teammates Patrick Nunn and Dallas Hobbs - who all were vocal and supportive of the #WeAreUnited movement - indicated that they were unsure if playing for the Cougars was in their future.

If Woods finds a new place to play in the future this would leave the Cougars without Dezmon Patmon, Easop Winston Jr., Tay Martin, Mike Pettway, and Rodrick Fisher who have all either graduated or entered the transfer portal.



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