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WVSN Daily Notebook: Nov. 26, 2020

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Welcome to WVSN Daily Notebook. This post will be updated with news throughout the day, so be sure to check back often to stay on top of everything that’s going on with WVU sports and West Virginia high school football.

UPDATE – 7 a.m.

Capital High defensive lineman Chris Hudson (55) is one of several in-state players to receive recent preferred walk-on offers from WVU. (Tom Bragg/WVSN)

Happy Thanksgiving! Before we get to WVU hoops in the Crossover Classic semifinals this afternoon let’s take a peek at football recruiting where the Mountaineers have been busy with preferred walk-on offers for several in-state stars. On Wednesday, WVSN spoke with Musselman standout Blake Hartman — a Lehigh commit — about his recent preferred walk-on offer from WVU and several more are out there, including to Capital defensive lineman Chris Hudson and South Charleston defensive back/receiver Kevin Tinsley.

When asked if he was leaning toward accepting the Mountaineers’ walk-on offer, Hudson told WVSN, “Most definitely. Would love to be able to rep WVU.” The Capital standout owns several Division 2 offers from Concord, Glenville State, West Virginia State and Lawrence Tech. Tinsley, who along with his South Charleston teammates are scheduled to take on Hartman and the Applemen in this weekend’s Class AAA state semifinals, also recently received a scholarship offer from the Mountain East Conference’s Glenville State.

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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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