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Prolific In-State Athlete Chooses WVU

WVU defensive and special teams Assistant Coach Mark Scott has been hitting the recruiting trail hard in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia recently. That hard work paid off yesterday when Musselman High School (Inwood, WV) senior Deonte Glover announced that he would accept a preferred walk-on offer from West Virginia.

Glover, 5’10” 205 lbs, chose WVU over preferred walk-on offers from both JMU and Marshall and that is not going to change. Glover said, “I’m solid to WVU”  when I asked about his commitment to the Mountaineers. ” I would love to represent the state that I basically grew up in. I am very excited to play as a Mountaineer”, Glover told me. He further explained why he felt WVU was the best fit for him:

“I like the environment, the coaches, and their offense. I like the fact that they are looking for a versatile player that could play running back or slot, and even return kicks. I fit that perfectly.” Glover was the first ever recipient West Virginia Fulton Walker Special Teams Award which is given to the best special teams player in the state.

Clocked at 4.45 in the 40, Glover was recruited as a running back but could see multiple positions once he steps foot on campus this fall. “He (Coach Scott) told me they could/would use me at slot and punt return”.

Glover’s final stats last season were impressive to say the least. He finished the season with 2,453 all purpose yards including 1,425 rushing, 388 receiving, and 641 in returns. He averaged a staggering 50 yards per return.

Glover could eventually become the versatile athlete the Mountaineers have been looking for in the return game. Watching his highlight tape below you will see his ability to see the field and break away in the secondary.

Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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