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WVU Will Host a Number of Talented 2022 Recruits This Weekend



West Virginia will host a large, talented group of 2022 recruits this weekend, starting Friday. With a couple of recruits having already committed to WVU, this weekend could prove to provide a boost to WVU’s 2022 class.

Here’s who will be visiting WVU this weekend.

Justin Williams 

Justin Williams is a 2022 4-star running back from East Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia.

Williams (5-foot-11, 205 pounds) has also picked up offers from Akron, Arkansas, Buffalo, Duke, Kansas, Kansas State, Liberty, Louisville, Memphis, Miami (Oh.), Michigan State, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, USC, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky and Yale.

Williams has already visited Nebraska and will visit Lousiville next weekend.

A running back and linebacker for the Raiders, Williams is the 222nd-ranked recruit in the 2022 class (15th-ranked running back) and ranks 30th in the state of Georgia. He also plays basketball and competes in track & field.

Nicco Marchiol 

Nicco Marchiol is a 2022 4-star quarterback from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.

Marchiol (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) originally committed to Florida State on Jan. 31, but it appears his recruiting process is completely opened back up. He also has offers from Arizona State, Florida, Florida State, Rutgers, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, LSU, Liberty, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, South Florida, TCU, USC, Utah and Washington State.

Marchiol has already visited Michigan State, taking a trip to East Lansing last weekend.

A quarterback for the Huskies, Marchiol threw for 1,417 yards and 11 touchdowns while rushing for 535 more yards and six more touchdowns while leading his team to an 8-2 record.

He is a top-300 recruit in the 2022 class, ranking as the 23rd quarterback and 4th highest recruit in the state of Arizona.

Landen Livingston 

Landen Livingston is a 2022 3-star offensive guard from Leo Senior High School in Leo, Indiana.

Livingston (6-foot-5, 285 pounds) also has offers from Air Force, Arizona State, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Marshall, Miami (Oh.), Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Toledo and Tulane.

Livingstone has already visited Indiana while he plans to visit Cincinnati and Iowa later in June.

As an offensive and defensive lineman for the Lions, Livingston helped paved the way for a strong rushing attack and stuffed opposing players as part of a stifling defensive line.

He is the 742nd-ranked recruit (32nd-ranked in as an interior offensive lineman) and is the 12th-ranked recruit in the state of Indiana.

Travious Lathan 

Travious Lathan is a 2022 4-star linebacker from Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida.

Lathan (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) also has offers from Akron, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Duke, Florida, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, LSU, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Morgan State, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Utah State and Virginia.

Lathan has already visited Miami and Pittsburgh in June and plans to visit Indiana later in the month.

As a wide receiver and linebacker for the Raiders, Lathan caught 14 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns while making 20 tackles.

He is a top-300 recruit in the 2022 class (33rd-ranked linebacker in the class) while he’s the 35th-ranked recruit in the state of Florida.

Kevin Thomas 

Kevin Thomas is a 2022 4-star wide receiver from Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thomas (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) also has offers from Arizona State, Central Michigan, Florida, Maryland, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Bowling Green, Cincinnati and Connecticut.

After visiting WVU, Thomas plans to visit Michigan State later in June.

The Saints were only able to play one game last season, and while it was a victory, COVID-19 forced them to miss the playoffs.

He is the 467th-ranked recruit in the class of 2022 (the 64th-ranked wide receiver) and he’s ranked 13th in the state of Pennsylvania.

Steven Sannieniola 

Steven Sannieiola is a 2022 3-star safety from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Sannieiola (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) also has offers from Boston College, Duke, East Carolina, Howard, Liberty, Maryland, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Toledo, Vanderbilt and Virginia. Along with Purdue, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Maryland and Duke, he named WVU as his top-six.

Sannieiola has already visited Vanderbilt earlier this June.

The Cougars were only able to play two games last season, but Sannieiola has flashed enough as a wide receiver and safety to become highly sought after.

He is the 984th-ranked recruit in the 2022 class (63rd-ranked safety) and the 26th-ranked recruit from the state of Maryland.

Shawn Miller 

Shawn Miller is a 2022 3-star wide receiver from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Miller (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) also has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Illinois, Indiana, Liberty, Miami, Michigan State, Syracuse and UNLV. He has already visited Illinois and plans to visit Arizona later in the month.

As a wide receiver for IMG, Miller helped lead IMG Academy to a perfect season and No. 1 ranking in the nation with 12 catches for 205 yards and three touchdowns in just six games.

He is the 492nd-ranked recruit in the class of 2022 (68th-ranked wide receiver) and 72nd-ranked recruit from the state of Florida.

Selah Brown 

Selah Brown is a 2022 4-star defensive lineman from Louisville Male High School in Louisville, Kentucky.

Brown (6-foot-2, 250 pounds) also has offers from Ball State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Howard, Illinois, Kentucky, Liberty, Louisville, Marshall, Miami (Oh.), Missouri, Navy, Northwestern, Purdue, Stanford, Tennessee, UCF, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan.

Brown has already visited Louisville and Northwestern earlier in June.

As a defensive lineman for the Bulldogs, Brown racked up 14 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in just three games.

He is the 324th-ranked recruit in the 2022 cycle (45th-ranked defensive lineman) and is ranked third in the state of Kentucky (the top-ranked defensive player).

Omar Cooper Jr. 

Omar Cooper Jr. is a 2022 4-star wide receiver from Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cooper (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) also has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Ball State, Boston College, Central Michigan, Iowa, Kent State, Toledo and Western Michigan. Along with Purdue, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Indiana, Missouri, Virginia Tech and Illinois, he named WVU as one of his top-10 schools.

Cooper will be visiting Illinois on June 18 after making WVU his first official visit.

As a wide receiver for the Wildcats, Cooper led the team last season with 38 catches for 1,101 yards and 13 touchdowns at a whopping 29 yards per reception.

He is the 215th-ranked recruit in the 2022 cycle (30th-ranked wide receiver) and is the 5th-ranked recruit from the state of Indiana.

Tyrin Woodby 

Tyrin Woodby is a 2022 3-star safety from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland.

Woodby (6-foot-1, 165 pounds) had offers from Boston College, Buffalo, Liberty, Marshall, Massachusetts, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Temple and Virginia Tech, but he officially committed to WVU.

Woodby played cornerback for the Panthers and will play in the secondary for WVU.

He is the 966th-ranked recruit in the 2022 cycle (62nd-ranked safety) and is ranked 24th in the class of Maryland.

Ryland Gandy 

Ryland Gandy is a 2022 3-star cornerback from Buford High School in Buford, Georgia.

Gandy (6-foot-0, 170 pounds) also has offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, UCF, USC, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Gandy visited Pittsburgh last weekend, and he plans to visit Virginia next weekend.

As a wide receiver and cornerback for the Wolves, Gandy helped his team win a Georgia state AAAAAA championship.

He is the 692nd-ranked recruit from the 2022 cycle (68th-ranked cornerback) and is the 66th-ranked recruit from the state of Georgia.

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