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WVSN Daily Notebook: Sept. 22, 2020

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UPDATE – 6:42 p.m.

WVU has offered 2023 offensive tackle Smason Okunlola from Thayer Academy in Brockton, Massachusetts. Okunlola (6-foot-5, 300 lbs.) is not currently rated by 247Sports or rivals, but already has offers from Boston College, Colorado and Tennessee.

UPDATE – 4:52 p.m.

Andrew Spellman from the (Morgantown) Dominion Post is reporting that this Friday’s Preston-Lewis County high school football game has been canceled. No word yet on if this is will be considered a no contest or a forfeit.

 

UPDATE – 4:00 p.m.

WVU has offered 2022 wide receiver Patrick Body Jr. from Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Body (6-foot-1, 183 lbs.) is currently unrated by 247Sports and rivals and plays at Gateway High School. He has offers from. Akron, Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, UMass, Old Dominion, Pitt, Temple and Toledo.

UPDATE – 1:46 p.m.

WVU has offered 2022 offensive tackle Austin Firestone from Niceville, Florida. Firestone (6-foot-5, 260 lbs.) is rated as a three-star recruit by both 247Sports and rivals.

He has power five offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Duke, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippis State, NC State, Northwestern, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia and Wake Forest.

UPDATE – 7 a.m.

Deion Sanders has been on the job at Jackson State less than 24 hours and he’s already picking a recruiting battle with Neal Brown and West Virginia. Sanders offered WVU commit Nijel McGriff, a junior college defensive lineman from Northwest Mississippi Community College. McGriff, a 3-star recruit according to 247Sports, committed to the Mountaineers in July.

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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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