Posted by Chip Patterson
Transfer Tuesday continues to bleed into Wednesday as Tom O'Brien announced today that Colorado defensive end Forrest West will be transferring to North Carolina State to join the Wolfpack football team. West played the last two season for the Buffaloes, being named the team's most outstanding freshman in 2009 and finished second on the team in sacks in 2010. He will sit out the 2011 season and have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2012.
West's departure from Colorado came as a bit of a surprise to fans, and led to speculation ranging from academic issues to team commitment. Head coach John Embree addressed the talk in a release earlier this month.
"[West's decision to leave] had nothing to do with any academic or disciplinary issues, a lack of commitment to the team, or any question about his ability to continue making substantial contributions as he has done during the past two seasons," Embree said in an official release.
Once eligible, West will try and give the Wolfpack a star on the defensive line that has been missing since the time of current Houston Texan Mario Williams.