MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen unveiled a spring practice depth chart on Sunday, with one rather notable omission.

Freshman Shelton Gibson, a four-star receiver who was the highest-rated recruit in WVU’s 2013 class, was missing amid reports he spent last season as a partial qualifier. Gibson was viewed practicing during preseason camp last August before Holgorsen announced plans to redshirt the prospect from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. As a partial qualifier, Gibson would have been prohibited from practicing once the academic year started, a ban that would stretch through spring semester also.

QB: Paul Millard, Skyler Howard, Logan Moore, Gregor McPherson, Clint Trickett (injured)
RB: Dreamius Smith, Wendell Smallwood, Rushel Shell, Dustin Garrison, Andrew Buie, Maurice Zereoue, Cameron Nash
H-Back: Cody Clay, Garrett Hope, Elijah Wellman
WR (X): Mario Alford, Devonte Mathis, Chai Smith
WR (Z): Kevin White, KJ Myers, Ricky Rogers
IR (H): Daikiel Shorts, Jacky Marcellus
IR (Y): Jordan Thompson, Vernon Davis
LT: Adam Pankey, Michael Calicchio, Grant Lingafelter
LG: Quinton Spain, Russell Haughton-James, Tyler Tezeno (injured)
C: Tyler Orlosky, Tony Matteo, Brendan Willis
RG: Mark Glowinski, Stone Underwood, Zack Johnson
RT: Marquis Lucas, Marcell Lazard, Sylvester Townes
DE: Dontrill Hyman, Noble Nwachukwu, Davonte James, Darren Arndt
NT: Christian Brown, Darrien Howard, Brandon Jackson, DJ Carozza
DE: Kyle Rose, Eric Kinsey, Jon Lewis, James Gayeski
Spur LB: KJ Dillon, Marvin Gross, Malik Greaves, Dayron Wilson
Sam LB: Isaiah Bruce, Edward Muldrow, Isaac McDonald, Alex Brooks, Wes Tonkery (injured)
Mike LB: Nick Kwiatkoski, Al-Rasheed Benton, Jewone Snow, Tanner Grose, Jared Barber (injured)
Will LB: Brandon Golson, Sean Walters, Shaq Petteway, Hodari Christian, Justin Arndt
LCB: Ishmael Banks, Terrell Chestnut, Brandon Napoleon
RCB: Daryl Worley, Keishawn Richardson, Nana Kyeremeh, Nana Agyire
FS: Jeremy Tyler, Ricky Rumph, Carlton Nash
BS: Karl Joseph, Jarrod Harper, Shane Commodore
KR: Mario Alford, Wendell Smallwood, Daryl Worley
PR: Jordan Thompson, Vernon Davis, Jacky Marcellus
PK: Josh Lambert, Mike Molinari
P: Nick O’Toole, Mike Molinari, Houstin Syvertson
LS: John DePalma, Nick Meadows
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  • Shawn H

    Let's hope Maurice is as exciting as Amos was.

  • Jason Albert

    What happen to William Crest????

    • Boone Co Miner

      Really? your a fan and you don't even know that Crest is still in high school?

      • WVUmarsh

        I believe he was refering to the car accident rumor??

  • Willie

    The 4th string RB Garrison rushed has ran for over 290 yards in a game as a freshman, so I think he should get a lot of carries this season.

    • Boone Co Miner

      It was against Bowling Green, he didn't do much else through out the season. R. Shell will be the starter come gameday at Atlanta against Bama, with Dreamius as a change of pace back. Buie and Garrison will rotate in at the slot position and will be more productive than Squirt.

  • 1olewvufan

    The only reason Paul Millard is listed first at QB on the depth chart is because he has the longest amount of time in Holgorsen's offense, and should know it the best. This is Millard's 4th season in this offense, compared to Trickett, Moore and McPherson are in their 2nd Season, and Moore worked out last year as receiver. Basically this is Moore's first time in the QB competition.

    All the other positions look as I'd suspect except Daryl Worley proved himself last year to be the starter. The rest of the No. 1s have more experience at WVU and have been on the team longer.

    • OldGoldAndBlue83

      The only reason Millard is listed as the number one quarterback, if you'd read, is because Trickett has that nice little "(injured)" right beside his name. Otherwise he would, in all certainty, be the number one guy. He ran the offense the best, showed a stupid amount of guts playing with a sprained AC joint (very painful, speaking from experience) and torn labrum every game after the OKST game. Having that year in the system, and Millard showing in his time last year that he just isn't all that good, means Trickett is on the inside track, as soon as he gets healthy.

      • Wv ray

        Don't be surprised if Skylar Howard emerges as the front runner. He has a great rapport with his receivers.

  • Dirty Dan

    I'm surprised Buie hasn't switched to slot receiver, I can't picture him getting many snaps this year at RB. Also glad they can finally switch Joseph to SS.

  • Allen

    As a partial qualifier, Gibson would have been prohibited from practicing once the academic year started, a ban that would stretch through spring semester also.


    aside from missing a year of competition , even if just on the practice field , Mr Gibson should come out of this forced 'exile' much more versed and prepared in the classroom . . . if he loves the game , he should be chomping at the bit to hit the field with his 'brothers' and shed some of their opponents blood . . .

  • Steve

    Where is the high profile kid (wr) from Ohio? I can't remember his name.

    • Mister Man

      His name is Bill.

  • chris

    Thats going to put Shelton Gibson way behind the others hoping to see him play this spring the kid is talented.