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Tennessee prep kicker/punter Daniel Bethel claims offer from WVU



West Virginia appears to be interested in adding a special teams specialist to its 2021 recruiting class.

Daniel Bethel, 6-foot-2, 185 pound kicker and punter from Tennessee announced Tuesday on Twitter that the Mountaineers had become the first schools to offer him a scholarship.

Bethel, a standout at Tennessee’s Anderson County High, is listed as a five-star kicker and punter by Kohl’s (the football kicking camps, not the department store). In 2019, Bethel was a Class 4A all-state first team selection by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.

West Virginia currently has six players listed as a kicker or punter on its 2020 roster, with just one of those — redshirt senior Evan Staley — due to leave the program by the time Bethel would arrive.

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