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WVSN Daily Notebook: Sept. 22, 2020



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 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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