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South Charleston Football Standout Zeiqui Lawton Commits to Cincinnati

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South Charleston High School senior football standout Zeiqui Lawton has committed to play college football at Cincinnati.

Lawton, the Black Eagles all-time sack leader, made the announcement Saturday evening on social media.

The senior wrapped up the shortened regular season with 41 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss and nine sacks — bringing his career sack total to 29.

Lawton, a 247Sports three-star recruit, picked the Bearcats over offers from Oregon, Boise State, Illinois and West Virginia (which had backed off the in-state star in recent months) among others.

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Tom Bragg covers WVU, Marshall, high schools and other sports for West Virginia Sports Now. Tom spent more than a decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia covering high school, college, youth and professional sports for newspapers in Huntington, Fairmont and Charleston before joining WVSN in 2020. Tom is a graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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