Sunday, April 23, 2017

WVU announces mid-year enrollees

Press Release Courtesy: WVU Sports Communications- Mike Montoro
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that three freshmen student-athletes have signed grant-in-aids and enrolled for the 2017 spring semester.
Seven transfer student-athletes already signed letters of intent and grant-in-aids on December 14: Hakeem Bailey (CB), Jalen Harvey (DL), Dominique Maiden (WR), Quondarius Qualls (LB), Ezekiel Rose (DL), David Sills V (WR) and Kelby Wickline (OL).
Tevin Bush, RB, 5-8, 170, New Orleans, La./Landry-Walker HS
  • Played for Coach Emanuel Powell at Landry-Walker High
  • Earned 5A All-State Honorable-Mention honors as a senior by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association
  • Finished with more than 2,500 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns
  • Helped lead Landry-Walker to a 13-2 record and the 5A state championship
  • Registered 134 rushing yards and a touchdown and added 82 receiving yards and a touchdown against Destrehan in the state semifinals
  • Named first-team all-district and all-metro
  • Collected more than 1,500 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior
  • Three-star rating by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports
  • Ranked No. 10 all-purpose back nationally and No. 27 recruit in Louisiana by Rivals
  • No. 10 all-purpose back nationally and No. 31 recruit in Louisiana by 247Sports
  • No. 9 wide receiver in Louisiana by Scout
  • No. 67 athlete nationally and No. 35 overall in Louisiana by ESPN
  • Also offered by Arkansas, Cincinnati, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Texas Tech and Tulane
Derrek Pitts, S, 6-2, 179, Dunbar, W.Va./South Charleston HS
  • Played for Coach Donnie Mays at South Charleston High
  • Won the Carl Lee Award, signifying the top defensive back in West Virginia
  • Earned All-West Virginia All-State First Team honors
  • Named Charleston Gazette-Mail Kanawha Valley Player of the Year
  • Had 348 career tackles, including 13 sacks and 35 tackles for loss
  • In 2016, he finished with 90 tackles, including 56 solo stops and nine tackles for loss
  • Finished with three fumble recoveries and two interceptions, returning two of them for touchdowns
  • Had five solo tackles, two assisted tackles, season-high four tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and had two pass breakups against Huntington in the first round of the state playoffs
  • Compiled 1,169 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns (four on receptions, two each of kickoffs and fumble returns and one each on a punt return and a rushing touchdown)
  • Caught 27 passes for 468 yards and four touchdowns and ran 45 times for 277 yards and a touchdown
  • Averaged 45.5 yards on kickoff returns and 21.3 on punt returns
  • No. 23 safety nationally and No. 1 player overall in West Virginia by Rivals
  • No. 34 safety nationally, No. 5 player overall in the East and No. 1 player in West Virginia by Scout
  • No. 30 safety nationally and No. 2 player overall in West Virginia by 247Sports
  • Four-star rating by Rivals and three-star rating by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout
  • Also offered by Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Maryland, Nebraska, NC State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.
Maverick Wolfley, FB, 6-3, 235, Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown HS
  • Played for coach Matt Lacy at Morgantown High
  • Played in nine of 13 games as a senior, sitting out four games with Injuries
  • Earned 3A All-State Special Honorable-Mention as a senior
  • Named All-State Second-Team as a sophomore and junior
  • Three-time Three-Rivers Athletic Conference and three-time Ohio Valley Athletic Conference
  • Two-time all-area selection
  • As a senior, helped lead Morgantown to a 10-3 record, the state semifinals and the No. 4 ranking in West Virginia
  • Finished with 332 career tackles, including 75 tackles as a senior, including three sacks and seven tackles for loss and a forced fumble
  • Also had 65 carries for 521 yards and eight touchdowns and four receptions for 93 yards
  • Had 66 tackles as a junior, including a sack and 12 tackles for loss
  • No. 5 overall recruit in the state of West Virginia by Rivals
  • No. 30 inside linebacker nationally and No. 5 in West Virginia by 247Sports
  • No. 25 inside linebacker nationally and No. 1 in West Virginia by Scout
  • Three-star rating by Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and two-star by ESPN
  • Brother, Stone, is a current member of the Mountaineer football team
  • Father, Dale, was a standout performer on the offensive line for WVU on the 1988 team that played for the national championship
  • Uncle, Ron was also a former Mountaineer standout at fullback and for almost 10 years in the NFL, including four years as an NFL Pro Bowl selection
  • Uncle, Craig played at Syracuse and in the NFL for more than 10 years, including 10 years with the Steelers
  • Grandfather, Ray Mansfield, started at the University of Washington and played 14 years in the NFL, including 13 with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Cover Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS

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