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Morgantown High junior tight end/defensive end Stone Wolfley (88) committed to WVU this weekend after receiving an offer from Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia picked up its first football commitment for 2015 this weekend after offering a scholarship to Stone Wolfley, a homegrown prospect with deep family ties to the program.

A 6-foot-4, 238-pound tight end/defensive end who’s entering his junior season at Morgantown High, Wolfley described himself as “a West Virginia boy” who grew up in house of WVU fans. His father Dale, currently in his sixth year as coordinator of player relations for WVU, was a four-year offensive line letterman at WVU from 1987-90, and Wolfley’s uncle Ron played running back for the Mountaineers from 1981-84.

“I’ve always wanted to go to school there,” Wolfley said. “I’m looking forward to visiting other colleges but West Virginia is where I set my heart on going. I’m verbally committed to them.”

The offer from head coach Dana Holgorsen surprised Wolfley, who was focused on helping his high school team advance in WVU’s 7-on-7 camp Friday and Saturday.

“I really wasn’t expecting it all,” he said. “It turned out to be a pretty awesome weekend.”

“I’m a West Virginia boy. I’ve always wanted to go to school there. I’m looking forward to visiting other colleges but West Virginia is where I set my heart on going.” — Stone Wolfley

After starting as a sophomore on a Morgantown team that reached the Class AAA state semifinals, Wolfley said he’s energized to ramp up his summer regimen of strength training and conditioning.

“I can lose this offer as quickly as I gained it,” he said. “I may be decent now, but I want to be great, so I need to push myself harder than anyone else can push me.”

Wolfley’s father told MetroNews that working alongside Holgorsen’s staff has provided a first-hand perspective.

“I know the kind of people these coaches are because I’ve watched them up close,” Dale Wolfley said. “I know they’ve got the program headed in the right direction.”

As for where his son might project in the college game, Wolfley imagined an H-back role similar to that of current sophomore Cody Clay.

“He likes the way Holgorsen is bringing in the tight end sets, but who knows where Stone will wind up position-wise,” dad said. “He could be an O-lineman or he could be a D-lineman, because he’s 6-4 entering his junior year and he’s just starting to get into his body.”

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Comments

  • Barrett

    never see the field. Go to Marshall.

  • jay

    Good advice sherm I'm sure that's what you did huh lol

  • Sherm

    Don't waste your time at WV, go elsewhere my son.

  • Jimi Johnston

    We always manage to put points on the board,just need a few stops on defense

  • Henry Hall

    I love to see these big bodies coming to WVU.
    Fix the "D" and we are on our way.

  • Big Al

    That tight end post.might be a rough road when they see that Q.Redmond and what he can do

  • Dave

    Congratulations Stone Wolfley. Must be a dream come true to play for the Mountaineers where your Dad and Uncle played. They must be proud. Can't wait to see you on the field.

  • sshepherd

    Love seeing wv boys getting a shot at the states flagship university...this kid is a monster and is only a junior wow Im excited to see him in 3 years...keep working hard Wofley.

  • WVU07

    game on

  • tw eagle

    congratulations master wolfley . .i'd recommend a trip through the puskar center to get some tips on strength, weight, stress , and aerobic work as soon as possible . . .I think you'll find a few people there willing to help you . . .

    • Wile.E

      I'm sure he has never been there.

      • tw eagle

        Nooo ? do you mean with his family connections that he has probably been to the puskar center . . .learn to keep your workout schedule balanced . . .does joseph employ a 5-year' growth' regimen for O&D linemen and a 4-year regimen for all other positions ?

  • ron wilson

    Love it when native west va players end up on the Wvu football and bb teams , too many of them opt to play elsewhere , we need to keep them home ! ( Like Nebraska does ) Wolfley is a nice pick up for us .

    • Wemakerain

      I agree to a point, but Nebraska is a strange example as they have been pretty awful the last few years

  • richard

    wish we could have lots of Wolfleys !!!!!!

  • Greg

    If he's only half as good as his dad and uncle he'll be a good one! Congrats young man.