A look at WVU’s recruiting Class of 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Neal Brown’s third full recruiting class at WVU is taking shape. Players can begin to officially sign their letters of intent starting on Wednesday, December 15th. The early signing period continues through December 17th. Junior college and midyear transfer players may sign through January 15th. The regular signing period begins on February 2nd.

The following is a list of players that has verbally committed to join WVU’s Class of 2022 (in alphabetical order):

Mumu Bin-Wahad – CB, Grayson High School (Georgia)

  • Committed to WVU on June 16, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Arizona State, TCU, Mississippi State, Michigan State, Nebraska, South Carolina, UCF, Penn State, Georgia Tech (his other 9 finalists)
  • 2021 season: 40 tackles (7 for loss), 3 interceptions, 205 kick return yards in 13 games. Grayson H.S. went 10-4 and advanced to the semifinals of the Georgia 7A playoffs.


Aric Burton – DE/LB, Clearwater Academy (Florida)

  • Committed to WVU on June 28, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Kansas, Arizona State, Minnesota, Arkansas State, Charlotte
  • 2021 season: 22 tackles (7 for loss), 3 sacks in 8 games. Clearwater Academy is 10-2.


Raleigh Collins III – LB, Neumann Goretti High School (Pennsylvania)

  • Committed to WVU on July 23, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Penn State, Mississippi, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Oregon, Maryland, Kansas
  • 2021 season: Neumann-Goretti H.S. went 12-2, advancing to the Pennsylvania 3A semifinals.


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Lyn-J Dixon – RB, Clemson University

  • Committed to WVU on November 25, 2021
  • Notable other offers (in 2018 cycle): Alabama, Oklahoma State, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas.
  • 2021 season: 10 rushes for 48 yards (1,420 rushing yards & 13 TD in 3 seasons).


Maurice Hamilton – OL, Cleveland Heights High School (Ohio)

  • Committed to WVU on June 7, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Iowa State, Purdue, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Kent State, Arkansas, Marshall
  • 2021 season: Cleveland Heights H.S. went 9-3, advancing to the Ohio Division I second round.


Charlie Katarincic, OL – Choate Rosemary Hall (Connecticut)

  • Committed to WVU on March 18, 2021
  • Notable other offers: East Carolina, Dartmouth, Columbia, Pennsylvania
  • 2021 season: Choate H.S. went 7-2.


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Lee Kpogba, LB – East Mississippi Community College (Syracuse University)

  • Committed to WVU on December 2, 2021
  • Notable other offers: ¬†Memphis, Louisville, Indiana, South Carolina
  • 2021 season: 84 tackles in 10 games. EMCC went 9-1.


Travious Lathan, LB – Gulliver Prep School (Florida)

  • Committed to WVU on August 7, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Pittsburgh, Arizona State, Boston College, Florida, Nebraska, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Penn State, Tennessee, Syracuse, Virginia
  • 2021 season: 53 tackles (7 for loss), 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, 7 receptions, 98 yards, TD in 11 games. Gulliver Prep war 10-2 and advanced to the Florida 4A quarterfinals.


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Zeiqui Lawton, DL – South Charleston High School (U. of Cincinnati)

  • Committed to WVU on December 13, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Boise State, Illinois, Oregon, Nebraska and Indiana.
  • 2021 season: Redshirted at the University of Cincinnati. Lawton was the Huff Award winner as West Virginia’s top defensive player in 2020.


Landen Livingston, OL – Leo High School (Indiana)

  • Committed to WVU on July 16, 2012
  • Notable other offers: Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Cincinnati (other finalists)
  • 2021 season: 33 tackles (6 for loss), 2 sacks in 11 games. Leo H.S. went 11-1, advancing to the Indiana 4A third round.


Nicco Marchiol, QB – Hamilton High School (Arizona)

  • Committed to WVU on June 21, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Arizona State, Michigan State, Florida State, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Mississippi, Penn State, Rutgers, TCU, USC, Utah, Washington State
  • 2021 season: 2,690 passing yards, 37 TD, 2 INT, 369 rushing yards, 6 TD in 12 games. Hamilton H.S. went 11-1, advancing to the Arizona Open Division semifinals.


Hershey McLaurin, DB – Jones College (Mississippi)

  • Committed to WVU on December 12, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Texas State, Toledo, Tulane
  • 2021 season: 36 tackles, 5 interceptions in 10 games. Jones College went went 8-2.


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Corbin Page, TE/DE – Spring Valley High School (Huntington)

  • Committed to WVU on December 26, 2020
  • Notable other offers: Cincinnati, Marshall, Oregon, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Duke
  • 2021 season: 37 receptions, 497 yards, 7 TD, 60 tackles, 4 sacks in 12 games. Spring Valley H.S. went 9-3, advancing to the West Virginia Class AAA quarterfinals.


Asani Redwood, DL – Collins Hill High School (Georgia)

  • Committed to WVU on December 14, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Vanderbilt, Lehigh, Gardner-Webb, Elon, Western Kentucky, East Tennessee State.
  • 2021 season: 116 tackles (43 for loss), 19 sacks in 14 games. Collins Hill went 15-0, winning the Georgia 7A State Championship.


Jacolby Spells, CB – American Heritage High School (Florida)

  • Committed to WVU on July 4, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Arizona State, Arkansas, Indiana, Miami (finalists)
  • 2021 season: 21 tackles in 9 games. American Heritage H.S. went 6-4, advancing to the Florida 5A second round.


Christion Stokes, DB – Harper Woods High School (Michigan)

  • Committed to WVU on July 10, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Michigan, Toledo, Kansas, Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Iowa (finalists)
  • 2021 season: Harper Woods H.S. went 7-3, advancing to the Michigan 3A first round.


Oliver Straw, K/P – Melbourne (Australia)

  • Committed to WVU on October 22, 2021
  • Affiliated with ProKick Australia.


Sullivan Weidman, OL – Dexter Southfield (Massachusetts)

  • Committed to WVU on April 1, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Nebraska, Indiana, Louisville, Navy, Army, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Arizona State, Duke, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Syracuse, Michigan
  • 2021 season: Dexter Southfield H.S. went 8-1.


Jarel Williams, WR – Saraland High School (Alabama)

  • Committed to WVU on April 8, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Kansas State, Northwestern, Kentucky, Nebraska, Iowa, Notre Dame, Florida State, UCF, Kansas, Tennessee, Indiana, Colorado
  • 2021 season: 51 receptions, 742 yards, 12 TD in 11 games. Saraland went 10-3, advancing to the Alabama 6A quarterfinals.


Tyrin Woodby, CB – St. Frances Academy (Maryland)

  • Committed to WVU on April 17, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Pittsburgh, Marshall, Buffalo, Liberty, Temple, Mississippi, UMass, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Boston College
  • 2021 season: St. Frances Academy went 8-1.






Jeremiah Aaron, WR – Navarro College (Texas)

  • Committed to WVU on December 15, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Louisville, Florida State, Old Dominion, Louisiana, Hawaii
  • 2021 season: Led the National Junior College Athletic Association in all-purpose yardage with 177.5 per game. Originally from Nachitoches, Louisiana, Aaron had 911 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 49 receptions. He also had 29 kickoff returns for 720 yards and one TD and averaged better than 20 yards on seven punt returns.






De’Carlo “CJ” Donaldson, TE – Gulliver Prep (Florida)

  • Committed to WVU on December 15, 2021
  • Notable other offers: Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Ole Miss, Tulane, South Florida, Appalachian State
  • 2021 season: Previously committed to Tulane, Donaldson played both tight end and wide receiver at Miami-based Gulliver Prep. He caught 81 passes for 1,164 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior.

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