Martinsburg leads state contingent on National Signing Day

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Martinsburg High School teammates and multiple state championship winners Naieem Kearney and Anthony Smith signed with FCS schools Wednesday as the second football signing period opened.

Kearney selected Georgetown University over nine other offers, which included over half of the Ivy League schools. Kearney accounted for 811 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns in a six-game senior season with the Bulldogs.

Anthony Smith signed with Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa. Smith won the Carl Lee Award in his senior season as the state’s top defensive back. He racked up 50 tackles in a six-game senior season and was also the Bulldogs’ leading receiver with 680 yards and nine scores.

Also signing to play at the Division I level are Wheeling Park kicker Andrew Glass (Kent State) and offensive lineman Caleb Bryan (Lehigh).

West Virginia natives signing with in-state Division II schools:

Alderson Broaddus University:

  • Payton Hawkins (OL) – Lincoln
  • Peyton Isner (TE) – Elkins
  • Ayden Bishoff (LB) – Preston
  • Skylar Arthur (S) – Huntington
  • Joao Lima (K) – Linsly

Alderson Broaddus University Sprint Football team:

  • Justin Herrod (RB) – South Harrison
  • Calvin Blunt (WR) – Trinity
  • Atikilt Tamiru (K) – Moorefield
Moorefield kicker Atikilt Tamiru

University of Charleston:

  • Elijah Thompson (FB) – Nitro
  • Jacob Smith (Ath) – Lewis County

Concord University:

  • Connor Cunningham (DL) – Doddridge County
  • Josh Reilley (DL) – Wyoming East
  • Caleb Bower (RB) – Wyoming East
  • Kevon Warren (RB) – Martinsburg
Martinsburg’s Kevon Warren (Photo by Christopher C. Davis/@EP_BigCameraGuy)

Fairmont State University:

  • Iain Campbell (OL) – Fairmont Senior
  • Gabriel Hendershot (OL) – Parkersburg South
  • Rodney Vandevender (DB) – Elkins
  • Devin Jackson (CB) – Huntington
  • Brocton Blair (LB) – Huntington (transfer from WVU)
  • John Olako (OL) – Wheeling Park
  • Jaydon See (TE) – Moorefield
  • T.J. Guire (LB) – Elkins
  • Alex Brophy (WR) – Fairmont Senior
Fairmont Senior WR Alex Brophy

Glenville State College:

  • Deondre Crudup (LB) – Morgantown
  • J.J. Townsend (RB) – Preston
  • Brayden Rollyson (OL) – Herbert Hoover
  • Hayden Moore (RB) – Bridgeport
  • Jace Colucci (WR/DB) – Woodrow Wilson
  • Daylin Goad (QB) – Mingo Central
Mingo Central QB Daylin Goad (Photo by Wes Wilson Photography)

Shepherd University:

  • Ethan Northcraft (OL) – Musselman
  • Adam Stilley (OL) – Martinsburg (transfer from WVU)

West Virginia Wesleyan College:

  • Casey Mahoney (LB) – Parkersburg
  • Kieshawn Cottingham (WR) – Fairmont Senior
  • Liam Deep (K) – Tygarts Valley
  • Caden Boggs (RB) – Tygarts Valley
Tygarts Valley RB Caden Boggs

West Liberty University:

  • Carson Namack (WR) – Wheeling Park
  • Sincere Sinclair (WR) – Wheeling Park
  • Beau Heller (QB) – Wheeling Park
Wheeling Park QB Beau Heller (Photo by Teran Malone)

Wheeling University:

  • Payton Marling (WR) – Wheeling Central Catholic

West Virginia State University:

  • Devin Hill (OL) – Bridgeport
  • Trey Chapman (TE/DE) – Herbert Hoover
  • Austin Rowan (OL) – Lewis County
  • Juwaun Green (WR) – Bluefield
  • Hunter Bowling (OL) – Sherman
  • Amir Powell (DB) – Princeton
  • Nate Baker (Ath) – Greenbrier East
  • Nathan Baker (OL) – Lincoln County
  • Caleb Jantuah (QB) – Richwood
  • Kadin Hall (Ath) – Ripley
  • Josh Alt (DL) – Pendleton County
  • Jack Roy (QB) – Spring Valley
  • Dillon Taylor (LB) – Poca
Poca’s Dillon Taylor (Photo by Chuck Roberts)

Randy Moss Award winner (state’s top wide receiver) from Princeton Ethan Parsons is bound for Marshall University.

(This list will be updated throughout the day)





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