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2022 Safety Ashton Whitner Schedules Official Visit to WVU



(Courtesy of Ashton Whitner)

After taking a virtual visit last week, 2022 safety Ashton Whitner will see West Virginia University in person this summer as he has scheduled an official visit for June.

After going on a virtual visit with WVU coaches last week, Whitner toldย West Virginia Sports Now what he liked and that he definitely wanted to take an in-person visit as well.

โ€œThe facilities, they introduced the song to me, they showed me the dorms and the football field,โ€ Whitner said. โ€œWhat I liked the most was the West Virginia locker rooms and how they have the study halls built into the stadium for them. As soon as I got off the virtual visit, I knew automatically that I wanted to come visit the school in person.”

Whitner is rated as a three-star safety from Greenville, South Carolina. He said WVU’s coaches like his athletic traits and view him as a good special teams player.

โ€œCoach told me how they really like how I play and that Iโ€™m a ballhawk, Iโ€™m a really good tackler and I fill the alley good. He said that Iโ€™d be a really big part of the defense if I went there and the film shows that I could also be a really good special teams player for them.โ€

Whitner said he also wanted to visit Indiana but had not scheduled a date yet. He also has offers from Syracuse,ย Maryland, Marshall, Liberty, Akron, Coastal Carolina, Miami (Ohio), Old Dominion and a number of Ivy League programs.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.


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