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2026 WR Reveals What Marshall Football Alum Dad Thinks of WVU Offer



A WVU Football helmet rests on the sidelines at the Duke's Mayo Bowl on Dec. 27, 2023 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Mitchell Northam / WV Sports Now)

Tayveon Wilson may have grown up around Marshall football, but he could end up as a West Virginia Mountaineer. Wilson opened up to WV Sports Now about his relationship with his father and his recruitment soon after unveiling his offer from WVU.

According to Wilson, the West Virginia coaching staff has been interested in him for a while. “We’ve been looking at you for a while and we wanted to make sure we did it the right way. We look forward to seeing you this summer,” Wilson told WV Sports Now about what was said when WVU tight ends coach Blaine Stewart called with the official offer.

Wilson (6-foot-3, 205 pounds), a Huntington High School product, is widely considered the top 2026 wide receiver in the state. He also plays the other side of the ball on defense and excels in both basketball and track, making him one of the premiere young athletes in West Virginia.

While most kids growing up in West Virginia naturally gravitate towards the Mountaineers, Wilson was taught to love Marshall from a young age by his dad, Dionte, a former member of the Thundering Herd. But sports will never come between this father and son.

When asked how what his father thinks about the West Virgina offer, Wilson emphasized his dad supports him no matter what.

“He said he’ll 100% support any decision I make and he’ll always be on my side.”

Wilson then showed a bit of his personality while discussing what type of offensive system will be best for his skillset, saying “I don’t really know but the one I’m in right now is clearly working.” 

And he’s right. Wilson made 27 receptions for 588 yards and scored 11 touchdowns during the 2023 season. He averaged 21.8 yards per catch and even added 153 yards on the ground and four more rushing touchdowns. It’s clear Wilson is a true athlete and already a playmaker. Wilson also accomplished three defensive scores  and one as a returner.

Highlights from Wilson’s most recent high school season can be found below.

As for his other options outside of the state, Tayveon Wilson has offers from Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Louisville, Miami (FL), Toledo, Virginia Tech and Western Michigan in addition to an opportunity to continue his family legacy at Marshall. He also says Clemson and Notre Dame have been showing heavy interest.

Click here for the rest of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU football recruiting.

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