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WVU Safety Scottie Young Given Eligibility for Liberty Bowl



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West Virginia safety Scottie Young announced on Twitter Sunday afternoon that he will play in WVU’s bowl game after receiving eligibility from the NCAA.

Young, a senior, transferred to West Virginia prior to this season after playing three seasons at Arizona. Not a graduate transfer, Young needed an eligibility waiver from the NCAA in order to play this season, however, he did not receive one until now. While at Arizona, Young was recruited and coached by current WVU co-defensive coordinator Jahmile Addae.

“We felt that he was a guy that could come in, he’s a proven player in the Pac 12,” WVU coach Neal Brown said in the preseason. “He’s made a lot of plays, started a bunch of games against some really good people. Coach Addae obviously coached him while he was at Arizona and had a lot of faith in him and he’s come here and he hasn’t disappointed.”

Young made 30 starts across his three seasons with the Wildcats. He totaled 157 tackles with five interceptions and 12 pass deflections.

It was announced Sunday that WVU will play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against an opponent from the SEC on Dec. 31.

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