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A Look at When and Where 2022 WVU Commits Will Play High School Football This Fall: Part 2

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After highlighting where half of the West Virginia 2022 recruiting class would be playing their high school football this fall, it’s time for part two.

The recruits from the 2022 class will be playing all over the country this fall, with Georgia as the only state in this list shared by two recruits. Check out when and where these recruits will be playing.

If you missed it, you can check out part 1 of our list of WVU commitments here.

Raleigh Collins III – Linebacker, Neumann-Goretti in Pennsylvania

A pair of teammates have committed to WVU this cycle, and they play for a Pennsylvania powerhouse.

Collins (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) is a three-star linebacker on 247Sports (classified as a cornerback on Rivals) and is rated as the 610th-ranked recruit in the class. 247Sports rates him as the 66th-ranked linebacker and the 18th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania while Rivals rates him as the 53rd-ranked cornerback and the 17th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania.

Playing with WVU four-star wide receiver commit Kevin Thomas at Neumann-Goretti High School, the pair will be making their 2021 debuts Friday morning after junior seasons with only one game played due to COVID-19.

Neumann-Goretti will begin the season Friday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m against Roman Catholic High School in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Catholic League.

Aric Burton – Defensive End, Clearwater Academy International in Florida

WVU has looked to the ranks of prospective European football recruits in recent seasons, and while Burton will play in the United States this fall, he started his journey in Germany.

Burton (6-foot-5, 210 pounds) is a three-star edge rusher rated as the 638th-ranked recruit in the class by 247Sports. Additionally, he is rated as the 33rd-ranked edge rusher and the 89th-ranked recruit from Florida by 247Sports. Rivals rates him as the 32nd-ranked weakside defensive end and the 91st-ranked recruit from Florida.

This fall will be Burton’s first taste of high school football in America, having played in Germany before coming to the United States. With excellent size and speed, Burton’s high school debut could see him truly rise to his potential before coming to Morgantown — which he hopes to do early after hopefully graduating early.

Clearwater Academy’s first game this season comes against Gadsen County High School on Friday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Landen Livingston – Offensive Lineman, Leo in Indiana

Another WVU recruit that has already kicked off his senior season, Livingstone did it in a big way last week.

Livingston (6-foot-4, 280 pounds) is a three-star interior offensive lineman rated as the 662nd-ranked recruit in the class. 247Sports rates him as the 29th-ranked interior lineman and the 13th-ranked recruit from Indiana while Rivals rates him as the 35th-ranked offensive guard and the 13th-ranked recruit from Indiana.

Leo High School kicked off their season last Friday, with Livingston helping pave the way up front on the way to a 43-18 victory over Woodlan High School. With a 1-0 start to the season, Leo is looking to build upon a 10-2 season with a trip to the sectional championship.

Leo’s week two contest will come Friday, Aug. 27 against Angola High School at 7 p.m. in Indiana’s Northeast 8 League.

Sullivan Weidman – Offensive Lineman, Dexter Southfield in Massachusetts

One of the bigger — physically — recruits in WVU’s class, Weidman will finally get back on the field after missing last season.

Weidman (6-foot-6, 300 pounds) is a three-star offensive tackle rated as the 686th-ranked recruit in the class. 247Sports rates him as the 61st-ranked offensive tackle and the sixth-ranked recruit from Massachusetts while Rivals rates him as the 21st-ranked offensive guard and the fifth-ranked recruit from Massachusetts.

Dexter Southfield School had their season cut by COVID-19 last fall, so it’ll be the first time that the boys from Dexter will be able to step back on the field this season.

The season begins Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. against St. Sebastian’s School in Massachusetts’ Evergreen – Tier B League.

Maurice Hamilton – Cleveland Heights in Ohio

If Weidman is one of the biggest recruits in this class, Hamilton is the biggest at 6-foot-4, 345 pounds.

Hamilton is a three-star interior offensive lineman rated as the 765th-ranked recruit in the class. 247Sports rates him as the 35th-ranked interior lineman and the 21st-ranked recruit from Ohio while Rivals rates him as the 39th-ranked offensive guard and the 29th-ranked recruit from Ohio.

And like Livingston, Hamilton helped clear the way up front in a 48-28 season-opening victory over Hoover High School. Coming off a 6-3 season in 2020, Hamilton will help lead Cleveland Heights toward new heights in his senior season.

Cleveland Heights will play their second game of the season Friday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. against Garfield Heights High School in Ohio’s Lake Erie League.

Mumu Bin-Wahad – Safety, Grayson in Georgia

Part of WVU head coach Neal Brown’s push into Georgia, Bin-Wahad is one of the top cornerbacks in the state.

Bin-Wahad (6-foot-0, 180 pounds) is a three-star safety rated as the 787th-ranked recruit in the class. 247Sports rates him as the 58th-ranked safety and the 79th-ranked recruit in Georgia while Rivals rates him as the 62nd-ranked cornerback and the 70th-ranked recruit in Georgia.

With Georgia high school football already kicking off, Bin-Wahad’s Grayson lost in the season opener. Bin-Wahad compiled three tackles and a pass defended in the defeat, and he should be a key cog in last season’s 7-A defending state champion’s defense.

Grayson will play their second game of the season Friday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. against McEachern High School in Georgia’s 7-A Region 4.

Tyrin Woodby – Safety, St. Frances in Maryland

A part of the two man safety class Brown has landed in 2022, along with Bin-Wahad, Woodby was one of the first commits in the class.

Woodby (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) is a three-star safety rated as the 824th-ranked recruit in the class. 247Sports rates him as the 60th-ranked safety and the 20th-ranked recruit from Maryland while Rivals rates him as the 24th-ranked recruit from Maryland.

After COVID-19 forced national powerhouse St. Frances to not play in 2020, Woodby and St. Frances will finally take the field for the first time since 2019.

St. Frances opens the season in a huge national matchup against St. Thomas Aquinas High School at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Zion Young – Defensive End, Westlake in Georgia

Young was part of a one day push in which two recruits added their coming to WVU in late June, giving his commitment the same day as Burton on June 28.

Young (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) is a three-star defensive end rated as the 1,179th-ranked recruit in the class. 247Sports rates him as the 150th-ranked defensive lineman and the 107th-ranked recruit from Georgia while Rivals doesn’t officially list his rating.

A part of the group of Georgia high schoolers that have had their seasons begin, Young recorded four tackles (two solo) and a sack in Westlake High School’s first game — a 29-14 victory over Archer High School. Coming off an 11-2 season with a loss in the state semifinals last season, Westlake should once again compete for a deep run in the state playoffs.

Westlake’s second game of the season comes against Colquitt County High School on Friday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Georgia’s 6-A Region 4.

Charlie Katarincic – Interior Offensive Lineman, Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut

The very first commit of WVU’s 2022 class, Katarincic turned down some Ivy League schools for the Mountaineers.

Katarincic (6-foot-5, 280 pounds) is a three-star interior offensive lineman rated as the 1,408th-ranked recruit in the class. 247Sports rates him as the 146th-ranked interior offensive lineman and the sixth-ranked recruit from Connecticut while Rivals rates him as the fourth-rated recruit from Connecticut.

Choate Rosemary Hall School was unable to take the field in 2020, leaving Katarincic and Choate with the first chance to get back on the field since 2019 in just a couple of weeks.

Choate Rosemary will play Buckingham Browne & Nichols Upper School on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. in Connecticut’s Founders League.

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