Former University of Houston running back Charles Sims told FOX 26 Sports he is transferring to West Virginia.
Sims, who led the Cougars in rushing last season, asked for and received his release from UH.
He had already graduated with a degree in Health Education and is eligible to play immediately for West Virginia where he arrived on Thursday for his official visit.
"I'm familiar with the offense and I just felt comfortable at West Virginia," Sims said during his visit with the Mountaineers staff.
"I'm familiar with their schemes and what they have going."
Sims said he was also considering UCLA before settling on West Virginia.
"It feels real good to make this decision," Sims said. "It's the next step in my life.
"I just want to hurry up and get back to what I do."
In nine games last season for Houston Sims rushed for 851 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging six yards per carry.
He was also fourth on the team in receiving with 37 catches for 373 yards and three touchdowns.
"This is a good moment for me," Sims said.