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2025 3-Star WR with Connection to Tavon Austin Picks Wake Forest Over WVU



Teriq Mallory and his connection to WVU football legend Tavon Austin won’t be coming to West Virginia. Mallory announced his commitment to Wake Forest on Saturday.

In addition to WVU, Wake Forest beat out Duke and Maryland for Mallory.

Back in January, the class of 2025 three-star speedster out of New Haven, Connecticut received an offer from the Mountaineers and then celebrated by talking with Tavon Austin. “Just got off the phone with MY GOAT TAVON AUSTIN after being offered by WVU,” said Mallory at the time.

Mallory (6-foot-5, 192 pounds) also mentioned WVU wide receivers coach Bilal Marshall in one of his posts on X (Twitter). Marshall has been Mallory’s lead recruiter, leveraging his portion as wide receivers coach and his standing as a former player.

Ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Mallory attends Cheshire Academy. Mallory’s West Virginia offer is his fourth from a Division I program.

WVU was among the first major conference programs to show interest in Mallory, joining Connecticut, Maryland and Massachusetts at the time of the offer. While Rivals has awarded Mallory as a three-star wide receiver, other major recruiting outlets actually have his position more fluid and regarded as just an athlete.

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