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WVSN Daily Notebook: Sept. 23, 2020

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UPDATE – 7 p.m.

Morgantown native Athena Young was named the SEC freshman of the week. Young finished sixth overall, first among freshmen, in her collegiate debut at the Commodore Classic as the University of Kentucky team took first place.

UPDATE – 3:50 p.m.

WVU will resume in-person classes starting on Monday, the university announced earlier today.

UPDATE – 3:16 p.m. 

It appears another Huntington High alum is on the move. According to a report by 247Sports’ Chris Anderson, WVU walk-on Brocton Blair has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

 

UPDATE – 2:30 p.m.

West Virginia native Billy Ross has entered his name into the transfer portal, according to rivals. Ross signed with North Carolina coming out of Huntington in 2017. He redshirted his first season in Chapel Hill and then started in 11 games in 2018 and nine in 2019.

UPDATE – 1:30 p.m.

2021 offensive tackle Rayvon Crum has committed to North Texas. West Virginia had offered Crum on July 7 and had reached out to him as recently as Sept. 11.

Crum (6-foot-5, 325lbs.) is a three-star offensive tackle from Pinson Valley in Alabama. Other than NT and WVU, Crum had offers from Arizona State, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Central Florida and South Florida, among others.

UPDATE (9:10 AM)- 
**2023 offensive tackle Samuel Okunlola (6’5″, 300) from Thayer Academy in Brockton, Massachusetts received an offer from West Virginia on Tuesday night. Okunlola also holds offers from Boston College, Colorado, Tennessee and Morgan State.

UPDATE – 7 a.m.

Wyoming County rivals Westside and Wyoming East play football on Tuesday in Clear Fork, with the Renegades coming out on top 57-32.

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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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