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Tracking West Virginia’s National Signing Day

Today, Wednesday, Dec. 15 is officially the beginning for many college football players in the Class of 2022. West Virginia head coach Neal Brown will be welcoming players from all over who will make Morgantown, West Virginia their home.

As soon as a player signs they will be added to the list

Oliver Straw- Punter
Straw is a 6-foot-2, 220 pound punter from Melbourne, Australia. Straw can kick with either foot and can kick rugby style or a spiral. Straw trained with Prokick Australia and Prokick Australia currently has three punters on Big 12 rosters. Straw was a native of Hoboken, New Jersey and has dual citizenship between the two countries.

Landen Livingston- Offensive Lineman
Livingston is a lineman from Leo, Indiana, and attended Leo High School. He is listed at 6-foot-4, 290 pounds. He had offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, and Minnesota. Livingston is a three star recruit and made his official visit to WVU on June 11. Livingston played in a run heavy offense and will look to be versatile up front for Brown and his staff. Livingston is ranked as the No. 20 overall offensive lineman prospect 247sports and Livingston played offensive guard in high school.

Travious ‘Trey’ Lathan- Linebacker
Lathan is a 6-foot-2, 210 pound linebacker from Homestead, Florida. Lathan is a three start recruit and attended Gulliver Prep in Florida. Lathan is a four year varsity player and played both offense and defense in high school. However, he will be coming to Morgantown, and focusing solely on defense. This season, Lathan had 53 tackles, seven tackles for a loss and three sacks in 11 games played this season. ESPN ranks him as the No. 25 outside linebacker in the country and Lathan had offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, Tennessee and Virginia. 

Charlie Katarincic- Offensive Lineman
Katarincic is a three star recruit from Pittsburgh and attended high school in Connecticut. He is listed at 6-foot-5, 285 pounds. Katarincic is an interior offensive lineman, who is rated as a top-10 prospect from Connecticut by Rivals, ESPN, and 247Sports. He played guard his sophomore year, did not play junior year due to COVID-19, and was helpful in leading his team to a 7-2 record this season.

Christion Stokes- Safety
Stokes is a 6-foot-0, 180 pound safety from Harper Woods, Michigan. Stokes played offense and defense this season, finishing with 1,885 rushing yards, 21 TDs (19 rushing, two receiving) on offense and he had 94 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception on defense. He was versatile in high school and was a finalist for Mr. Football in the state of Michigan. A three star prospect, Stokes was ranked by 247Sports as the 10th best recruit in the state. Stokes had offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State and Syracuse. 

Mumu Bin-Wahad- Defensive Back
Bin-Wahad is 5-foot-11, 180 pounds from Atlanta, Georgia. Bin-Wahad had 40 tackles, including 35 solo stops, and three interceptions in his senior season, leading his team to the final four of the 7A State Playoffs. He is a three star prospect and is ranked the No. 68 prospect in Georgia by ESPN. Bin-Wahad is extremely athletic and had other offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Penn State, South Carolina, Syracuse, TCU, Virginia and Wake Forest.

Raleigh Collins- Linebacker
Collins is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound presence at the linebacker position, coming from Newark, Delaware. Collins attended Neumann Goretti High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and led his team to a 13-2 season. Collins finished the year with 65 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries. Collins is a three-star talent and the 67th ranked linebacker according to 247Sports. Collins is well-thought-of, as he held offers from Army, Boston College, Cincinnati, Kansas, Maryland, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, and Pitt

Nicco Marchiol- Quarterback
One of the highest rated recruits in this class is quarterback Nicco Marchiol. Marchiol is 6-foot-3, 218 pounds from Chandler, Arizona. This season he was named the Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year. Marchiol threw for 8,310 yards and 91 touchdowns across 43 games. He also rushed for 1,301 yards on 338 carries for 24 touchdowns in four seasons at Hamilton High School. Marchiol is a four star recruit and is ranked the No. 10 pocket passer by ESPN. Marchiol held 27 offers, and committed verbally to West Virginia in the summer. Marchiol led his team to the state semifinals this season, with an 11-1 record.

Jacolby Spells- Cornerback
Spells comes in at 6-foot-0, 185 pounds from Miami, Florida. Spells is a four star recruit and attended American Heritage High School. Spells had 21 tackles as a senior and accounted for 103 kick return yards in helping team to a 6-4 mark and a return to the state playoffs. Spells is still somewhat new to the defensive side of the ball as he switched from receiver to cornerback his junior year. 247Sports ranks him No. 24 nationally at cornerback and No. 20 overall in Florida. Spells had other offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Syracuse and Texas A&M.  

Corbin Page- Tight End
Page is a 6-foot-5, 243 pounds, and is a three star recruit from Huntington, West Virginia. Page had 25 catches for 487 yards and four scores with a long of 57 yards as a senior and was named to the Class AAA All-State Team. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 1 tight end in West Virginia and No. 22 tight end overall, while ESPN has him as the No. 1 overall recruit in the state. Page had offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Oregon, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Jarel Williams- Wide Receiver
Williams is a 6-foot-2, 185 pound wide receiver from Saraland, Alabama. Williams is a three star recruit from 247Sports and a four star from ESPN. He finished this season with 60 catches for 883 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2021. Williams attended Saraland High School and will add size to West Virginia’s wide receiver corps. Williams lived in Germany as a child and he ranks as the No. 70 receiver in the nation and No. 18 overall player in Alabama according to ESPN. Williams held other offers from Colorado, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

Sullivan “Sully” Weidman- Offensive Line
Weidman is an offensive lineman and is a three star recruit. Weidman is from Franklin, Massachusetts, and he is 6-foot-6, 300 pounds. Weidman went 8-1 his senior season and Weidman had other offers which included Nebraska, Indiana, Louisville, Navy, Army, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Arizona State, Duke, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Syracuse, Michigan. Weidman verbally committed to the Mountaineers in April.

Mar’Ques “Hershey” McLaurin- Safety
A JUCO transfer from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. A safety, in 2021, he finished with 36 tackles and five interceptions. His team led the country in interceptions with 22 this season and helped lead Jones to an 8-2 record and 5-1 mark in the conference. McLaurin is 6-foot-2, 203 pounds and verbally committed earlier this week.

Maurice Hamilton- Offensive Lineman
Hamilton is a three star recruit from the Cleveland, Ohio area, and attended Cleveland Heights High School. Hamilton is listed as 6-foot-4, 345 pounds. Hamilton’s position is an interior lineman, so unless moved, he will likely play the guard position at West Virginia. Hamilton had offers from Iowa State, Akron, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Toledo, and Purdue.

Aric Burton- Defensive End
Aric Burton is a three star edge rusher from Heufeld, Germany, but went to school at Clearwater Academy International in Clearwater, Florida. Burton is listed as 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. Burton helped his team go 10-2 this season, and registered 22 tackles with three sacks. Burton held offers from Arizona State, Kansas, Charlotte, and Minnesota.

Lyn-J Dixon- Running Back 
Lyn-J Dixon is a running back transfer from Clemson University. Dixon is listed as 5-foot-10, 195 pounds. Dixon was with Clemson from 2018-2021, and saw production in his first two years there. In his career at Clemson, Dixon registered 1,420 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns. Dixon saw his carries decrease during his junior season, and decided to redshirt the 2021 season and transfer. Dixon committed to WVU on Thanksgiving Day, and will have one year of elligibility. 

Jeremiah Aaron- Wide Receiver
The 5-foot-11 wide receiver from Pearland, Texas is another JUCO guy for West Virginia. As a sophomore he played in 10 games and finished with 1,775 all-purpose yards. He had 49 catches for 911 yards and eight touchdowns. He was named to the All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference First Team at receiver. Aaron received other offers from Florida State and Louisville.

Lee Kpogba- Linebacker
Kpogba is a 6-foot-1, 225 pound linebacker who has traveled all around before landing in Morgantown. Kpogba first attended Syracuse before transferring to East Mississippi Community College. Pgoba was key in helping his team finish first in the NJCAA in scoring defense and No. 4 in total defense. He had 84 tackles, two sacks. and 5.5 tackles for a loss.

Zeuqui Lawton- Defensive Lineman
Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Lawton attended Cincinnati for a year but did not play therefore entering his name in the transfer portal. At South Charleston High School, Lawton played in 24 games and finished with 35 career sacks. He was named to West Virginia’s First Team All-2020 State and the All-Kanawha Valley Player of the Year. He had 13 other offers including offers from NC State, Oregon, Nebraska and Indiana.

Asani Redwood- Defensive Lineman
Redwood is a 6-foot-3, 260 pound defensive lineman who has flown completely under the radar. This season he finished with 105 tackles, 17 sacks, 39 tackles for a less, and four forced fumbles. He won the Georgia 7A State Championship this season and went to the same high school current Mountaineer Jared Bartlett attends. Redwood was a three star recruit and his only other major offer was from Vanderbilt.

Tyrin Woodby- Cornerback
A constant theme today for West Virginia has been help in the secondary and Woodby certainly brings that help. A 6-foot-1, 170 pound cornerback from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Woodby played for Bowie high school in 2019, and finished with 11 tackles, and three interceptions. He ranks as the No. 24 player in Maryland by Rivals and he had 12 other offers including Boston College, Maryland, Ole Miss, Pitt and Virginia Tech.

De’Crlo “CJ” Donaldson Jr- ATH
Donaldson Jr. is more than likely the last commitment to round out this class. Donaldson played at Gulliver Prep HS, the same high school as previous commit Travious Lathan. Donaldson is considered an all around athlete for this WVU offense. Donaldson played receiver and tight end in high school and finished with 1,409 yards on 96 catches, with 19 touchdowns in his last two seasons. He is a three star prospect and held nine offers.

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