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|