National Signing Day recap – WV high school athletes

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On the first day of the national signing window for Division I football programs, several West Virginia student-athletes put pen to paper on letters of intent. The early signing period closes on Friday, December 23.

University TE/LB Noah Braham

Noah Braham (University H.S. tight end/linebacker) – Signs with West Virginia University

  • 2022 stats: 38 receptions, 489 yards, 6 TD, 8 rushing TD, 25 tackles (10 for loss)
  • Son of former WVU Sports Hall of Famer and 13-year NFL offensive lineman Rich Braham.



George Washington lineman Layth Ghannam

Layth Ghannam (George Washington lineman) – Signs with Virginia Tech 

  • Class AAA All-State First Team (offense)




Weir lineman Cam Jones (74)

Cam Jones (Weir lineman) – Signs with James Madison University

  • Class AA All-State first team (offense)





RCB tight end Nathan Lhotsky (Photo by Ben Queen/

Nathan Lhotsky (Robert C. Byrd tight end) – Signs with VMI

  • 2022 stats: 50 receptions, 528 yards, 2 TD






Huntington’s Gavin Lochow (3) (Photo by William Wotring)

Gavin Lochow (Huntington quarterback) – Signs with University of Dayton

  • 2-time House Award winner as the state’s top quarterback.
  • Class AAA All-State first team offensive captain
  • 2,218 passing yards, 35 TD passes, 1,101 rush yards, 16 rush TD






RCB lineman Wyatt Minor (78)

Wyatt Minor (Robert C. Byrd lineman) – Signs with Youngstown State University

  • Honorable Mention Class AA West Virginia selection




Cabell Midland lineman Shaun Rouse

Shaun Rouse (Cabell Midland lineman) – Signs with Marshall University

  • Class AAA All-State first team (offense)




Martinsburg LB Kam Shallis (Photo by Christopher C. Davis/@EP_BigCameraGuy)

Kam Shallis (Martinsburg linebacker) – Preferred walk-on at West Virginia University

  • Class AAA All-State first team
  • 77.5 tackles (6.5 for loss), 1 INT





Parkersburg South’s Cyrus Traugh (1) (Photo by Marcus Constantino)

Cyrus Traugh (Parkersburg South wide receiver/defensive back) – Signs with Youngstown State University

  • Class AAA All-State first team (offense)
  • 84 receptions, 1,200 yards, 19 TD
  • 35 tackles, 8 INT

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