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WVU Football in Running as 2025 4-Star WPIAL Star Sets Decision Date



WVU Football recruit Tiqwai Hayes

Some surprising recruiting news this morning from one of the WPIAL’s top players that may impact the WVU football program.

Aliquippa 2025 4-star running back Tiqwai Hayes announced on Twitter that he intends to close down his recruitment and make an upcoming college decision.

Hayes intends to announce his commitment on September 25th at Aliquippa High School at 3:30 PM. Hayes will be choosing from the following schools: Pitt, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Maryland and Michigan State.

Out of these schools, WVU is his most recent offer. West Virginia just joined the mix for Hayes two weeks ago.

2025 4-Star WPIAL Star RB Includes WVU Football in Top 8

Hayes is ranked by as one of the Top 200 overall players in the Class of 2025 as well as one of the Top 20 running backs in the country.

No national recruiting analysts have named a school as the leader for Hayes, but his most recent unofficial visits were to Penn State on September 2 and then to Pitt on September 9th.

For a while, Michigan was rumored to be the front runner for Hayes, but Penn State is the school that’s reportedly really high on his list.

Keep in mind, Hayes is only a junior so regardless of who he commits to, it won’t stop schools from trying to get him to change his mind up until Signing Day in December of 2024.

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This story was initially authored by Mike Vukovcan for our partner site Pittsburgh Sports Now.

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  1. BobbyKMo

    September 19, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Um, he hasn’t even visited our campus?? Fat chance

  2. Fred Zara

    September 20, 2023 at 5:24 am

    Question should be , WHY ….a 4 star this close to campus, and WVU waited this long to offer …..????

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