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Tennessee prep kicker/punter Daniel Bethel claims offer from WVU

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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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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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