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WVU Among Finalists for 2021 Four-Star RB, Three-Star LB

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West Virginia University’s recruiting push picked up some more steam to start the weekend as the Mountaineers were listed among the programs still being considered by two notable recruits.

On Friday, running back Justin Johnson — a 247Sports four-star prospect listed at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds — tweeted a graphic with his top six schools and WVU made the cut. Johnson, a standout at Edwardsville High in Illinois, narrowed his list to West Virginia, Michigan State, Washington State, Louisville, Minnesota and California.

Johnson, who visited Morgantown in January, also has offers from Illinois, Indiana, Purdue and Temple among others.

Then on Saturday another recruit listed WVU among his finalists when Virginia Beach three-star linebacker Isi Etute posted a graphic with the Mountaineers, Virginia Tech and North Carolina State as his final three. Etute — who also has Power 5 offers from Vanderbilt, Wisconsin and Wake Forest as well as Temple, Appalachian State and Marshall among others — is listed at 6-3 and 205 pounds.

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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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