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WVU Picks Up First Grad Transfer in Arizona Safety Scottie Young

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After a few weeks of talking about it, Neal Brown and West Virginia finally picked up a commitment from a graduate transfer for next season.

Scottie Young, a safety from Arizona, announced his commitment to WVU on Twitter earlier today.

Young started 30 of 32 games played with the Wildcats over the last three seasons. The San Diego native will have one season of eligibility remaining. In those 32 games, Young totaled 157 tackles, nine for loss, and nabbed five interceptions.

At the end of April, Brown talked about the possibility of adding a couple of graduate transfers to the roster, highlighting offensive and defensive lines and the secondary as areas of concern.

Young’s commitment fills one of those areas of needs, adding experience to the position group that may have needed it the most. After 2019 WVU graduated three of its starters in the secondary, Keith Washington, Hakeem Bailey and Josh Norwood. Young gives the team an option at safety along with returners Sean Mahone, Kerry Martin and JUCO transfer Jackie Mathews.

Young’s first position coach at Arizona in 2017 was current WVU defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae, whom Young tagged in the tweet announcing his commitment. Addae was at Arizona from 2013-2017, serving as the defensive backs coach in 2016 and 2017. He joined Brown at WVU ahead of the 2019 season.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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