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WVU Recruiting Notebook: New Offer Out for 2022 New York Hoops Standout

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Class of 2022 power forward Jai Smith will have no shortage of options when it comes to choosing a collegiate destination, and as of Monday West Virginia has thrown its hat in the ring for his services.

Smith, a 6-foot-9 junior for Bull City Prep in Syracuse, New York, tweeted about his new offer from the Mountaineers on Monday.

In addition to the Mountaineers, Smith currently holds offers from Alabama, Arizona, Houston, Memphis, Mississippi, Oregon State, Rutgers, Texas A&M and Xavier among others. Smith spoke about his recruitment earlier this summer in an interview with college basketball and recruiting website Zagsblog and said West Virginia was among the teams working hardest to recruit him.

THREE-STAR LB GBAYOR SET TO ANNOUNCE FRIDAY

Mikai Gbayor, a 6-foot-2 inside linebacker recruit from New Jersey, is set to announce his collegiate destination.

Gbayor has listed Nebraska, Michigan State, Kentucky, Mississippi and West Virginia as his finalists, and the 247Sports three-star recruit will make his pick this Friday.

MOUNTAINEER FOOTBALL COMMITS GET SEASON STARTED

While West Virginia high schools are set to open their 2020 seasons later this week in most parts of the state, but in some states football is underway and that means some players that have committed to WVU have started their seasons.

Expectations are high for Class of 2021 quarterback commit Will “Goose” Crowder, and he did not disappoint in the first game of senior season. Crowder led his Gardendale (Alabama) team to a 26-7 win against Smiths Station with 256 passing yards and three touchdowns while completing 22 of his 28 pass attempts.

Other highlights from WVU football commits found on Twitter:

 

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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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