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Australian Punter Oliver Straw Commits to West Virginia’s 2022 Class



West Virginia’s 23rd-ranked 2022 recruiting class hadn’t picked up a commitment since four-star linebacker Travious Lathan in early August — until Friday night.

Australian specialist Oliver Straw announced Friday night via Twitter that he has committed to WVU’s 2022 class on full scholarship.

Straw, from Melbourne, Australia, is partnered with ProKick Australia. ProKick is one of the most elite specialist training teams in the world, working in both Australia and the United States. ProKick has produced five Ray Guy Award winners — including Texas’ Michael Dickson and Utah’s Mitch Wishnowsky in recent seasons — and 17 All-Americans.

WVU’s current punter is redshirt senior Tyler Sumpter, who has averaged 44.4 yards per kick this season on 23 attempts, so Straw could be in line to make an early as a Mountaineer.

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