Marchiol, Dixon top list of early-enrolled football players

The next batch of Mountaineers arrive in Morgantown

The spring semester has begun at West Virginia University and the Mountaineer football program has welcomed the first batch of early enrollees.

13 new mountaineers from the 2022 drawing class have started their academic careers in Morgantown as early entrants to the soccer team, including four Division I transfers, two junior college additions and eight high school prospects.

Incoming quarterback Nicco Marchiol headlines the list of high school students enrolled in January. The Hamilton High product won the Ed Doherty Award, which is presented to the best player in Arizona, as well as the Player of the Year awards from Gatorade and MaxPreps.

He is one of the more highly anticipated additions to WVU’s roster and even received high praise from WVU coach Neal Brown after his signing.

WVU also welcomes Cincinnati defensive lineman Zeiqui Lawton and Clemson running back Lyn-J Dixon to campus, in addition to a handful of transfer additions this offseason. Lawton, an acclaimed prospect in the 2021 recruiting class from South Charleston, joins a host of top Mountain State recruits.

Dixon appears to be strengthening WVU’s running back room after Leddie Brown’s departure. He has the pedigree, as he amassed 1,420 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Tigers in four seasons—two trips to the national championship and one national title.

Name Position Height Weight Place of residence/high school/last school
Mumu Bin-Wahad CB 5-11 180 Atlanta, Ga./Grayson HS
Aric Burton DL 6-5 215 Heufeld, Germany/Clearwater Academy International (Fla.)
Lyn-J Dixon RB 5-10 195 Butler, Georgia/Taylor County HS/Clemson
Marcis Floyd CB 6-0 188 Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual/Murray State
Lee Kpogba LB 6-1 225 Winston-Salem, NC/Parkland HS/Syracuse/East Mississippi CC
Zeiqui Lawton DL 6-3 266 Charleston, W.Va./South Charleston HS/Cincinnat
Nicco Marchiol QB 6-3 218 Chandler, Arizona/Hamilton HS
Hershey McLaurin s 6-2 205 Friendship, Miss./Collins HS/Jones County JC
Brian Polendey AT 6-5 260 Denton, Texas/Guyer/Miami/Colorado State
Chris Stokes s 6-0 180 Harper Woods, Mich./Harper Woods HS
Oliver Straw p 6-2 220 Melbourne, Australia/Mentone Grammar School
Jarel Williams WR 6-2 185 Saraland, Ala./Saraland HS
Tyrin Woodby CB 6-0 170 Upper Marlboro, Md./St. Frances Academy

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