From Prep to Pro!, EST 2001
Bookmark and Share









 Draft Scout College Football Player News: West Virginia
Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes

  11/27/21 - Jarret DoegerSr/2022, West Virginia, 6-2, 208 (DS#52 QB) + More +

  West Virginia will finish its season in a bowl game. Sure beats Saturday night inside mostly empty Memorial Stadium in Kansas. Jarret Doege threw for 170 yards and three touchdowns, Leddie Brown ran for 156 yards and another score, and the resilient Mountaineers held off the Jayhawks 34-28 to reach the six-win plateau that qualifies them for the postseason. Winston Wright Jr. had two TD catches and Tony Mathis Jr. added 118 yards rushing for the Mountaineers (6-6, 4-5 Big 12), who also got two picks in the end zone from Josh Chandler-Semedo in beating the Jayhawks for the eighth straight time. Jalon Daniels gave Kansas (2-10, 1-8) a chance with his touchdown run with 1:46 left, but the Jayhawks had no timeouts left and were forced to try an onside kick. The Mountaineers recovered it and ran out the clock. Gavin Potter had a pick-6 for the Jayhawks that made it 21-all in the second half. But the Jayhawks made too many mistakes on the other side of the ball, getting stopped three times on fourth down and finishing 3 of 6 in the red zone. - West Virginia/AP College Football

(DS#52 QB) rSr/2022 QB Jarret DoegeWest Virginia
News Source: West Virginia/AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here

  11/20/21 - Jarret DoegerSr/2022, West Virginia, 6-2, 208 (DS#52 QB) + More +

  Suddenly, Texas has just a week left in a stunningly bad season under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian. West Virginia will get one more chance to avoid joining the Longhorns in ending the year in late November. Jared Doege threw three touchdown passes and Leddie Brown rushed for 158 yards and a score to lead West Virginia to a 31-23 victory over Texas on Saturday, handing the Longhorns their sixth straight loss and eliminating them from bowl consideration. West Virginia (5-6, 3-5 Big 12) snapped a two-game losing streak and kept its own postseason hopes alive but needs to win its final game next weekend. "It gets us to five," West Virginia coach Neal Brown said. "It keeps us alive for another week." Texas (4-7, 2-6) couldn't overcome another double-digit deficit. The Longhorns will finish with a losing record and miss a bowl for the first time since 2016.

The losing streak for Texas is its longest since it dropped eight in a row in 1956. "We just haven't broken through yet, and that's the biggest frustrating part," Sarkisian said. "Every game, it seems like there is a different story to tell of why it didn't happen. I hate it for the guys because they bring it every day." Texas never led but had two chances to potentially tie the score in the final three minutes. The Longhorns drove to the West Virginia 30. But on fourth down, Casey Thompson was intercepted by Sean Mahone at the 6. West Virginia then drove to the Texas 36. The Mountaineers went for it on fourth down rather than attempt a long field goal, but Doege threw incomplete into the end zone and Texas got one last chance with 36 seconds left. The Longhorns couldn't get past midfield and Hudson Card's fourth-down pass fell incomplete. Texas was outgained 459 yards to 355, but it was the big play that kept the Longhorns in range. - West Virginia/AP College Football


(DS#52 QB) rSr/2022 QB Jarret DoegeWest Virginia
News Source: West Virginia/AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here

  10/30/21 - Jarret DoegerSr/2022, West Virginia, 6-2, 208 (DS#52 QB) + More +

  West Virginia finally put together a solid effort after blowout losses to No. 22 Iowa State the past three seasons. Jarret Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown ran for two scores and West Virginia upset the Cyclones 38-31 on Saturday. West Virginia (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) came alive on offense after averaging 20 points in its first four conference games. "We wanted to make a statement of how good a football team that we actually are," Doege said. Iowa State (5-3, 3-2) was missing leading tackler Mike Rose because of an undisclosed injury and the league's top defense gave up a season-high 492 yards. The linebacker had started all 45 previous games in his career. The Cyclones had kept their seven previous opponents under 350 yards.

Iowa State's chances of reaching the Big 12 championship game for a second straight season took a huge hit. West Virginia "played a great football game," Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said. "From my standpoint, a lot of credit to coach (Neal) Brown and his kids. We have respect for who they are and what they are." Breece Hall rushed for 167 yards, including a 70-yard TD on Iowa State's third play from scrimmage. But he fumbled reaching for the end zone in a pile of players for the potential tying touchdown with about 6 minutes left and West Virginia's Alonzo Addae recovered. The play held up upon review. - West Virginia/AP College Football


(DS#52 QB) rSr/2022 QB Jarret DoegeWest Virginia
News Source: West Virginia/AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here

  10/26/21 - Charles WoodsrJr/2023, West Virginia, 5-11, 193 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  OCT 25 BIG 12 CO-NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Charles Woods, West Virginia, DB, Jr.,...Woods recorded his first interception as a Mountaineer at the 13:58 mark in the fourth quarter and returned it 32 yards to set up WVU on the TCU 15-yard line. Three plays later, Leddie Brown scored his third touchdown of the game to give WVU a 12-point lead which was the final margin. Two drives later, Sean Mahone forced a fumble and Woods recovered it with 5:15 left in the game. He also recorded five tackles, including a tackle for loss at the end of the second quarter on a first-and-goal play. Woods then made the touchdown-saving tackle on the 2-yard line on third down, forcing the Horned Frogs to settle for a field goal before the half. - Big 12 Football

(DS#999 CB) rJr/2023 CB Charles WoodsWest Virginia
News Source: Big 12 Football
Share/Comment: Here

  10/26/21 - Casey LeggrJr/2023, West Virginia, 6-3, 213 (DS#9 K) + More +

  OCT 25 BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Casey Legg, West Virginia, K, Jr.,...Legg converted three field goals and totaled 11 points in West Virginia's 29-17 win at TCU. His makes were from 27, 38 and a season-long 49 yards as he now has 13 field goals on the season and 20 in his career. Legg has seven multi-field goal games in his career, including five this season. He is the first Mountaineer to make three field goals in a game since Evan Staley at Kansas on Sept. 21, 2019. The 49-yarder was the longest by WVU since Legg hit a 51-yarder at Kansas State in 2019. - Big 12 Football

(DS#9 K) rJr/2023 K Casey LeggWest Virginia
News Source: Big 12 Football
Share/Comment: Here

  10/24/21 - Leddie BrownSr/2022, West Virginia, 5-11, 216 (DS#14 RB) + More +

  Leddie Brown ran for three touchdowns, and West Virginia overcame Derius Davis' 100-yard return for a score on the opening kickoff in a 29-17 victory over TCU on Saturday night. Brown's 1-yard plunge put the Mountaineers (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) ahead for good in the second quarter and helped them avoid matching their worst start in Big 12 play since joining the league nine years ago. Max Duggan threw two interceptions - equaling his total from the first six games - as the Horned Frogs (3-4, 1-3) lost for the fourth time in five games. Three of the losses have been at home. TCU also lost a fumble to end any hopes of a late rally. Two weeks after getting blown out at Baylor, West Virginia was behind right away in a second consecutive game in Texas after Davis took off from the goal line, veered left around the TCU 35 and outran Sean Mahone down the left sideline.

The Mountaineers, who coach Neal Brown said got a boost mentally from the week off, had an answer. Jarret Doege, who threw for 257 yards, connected with Sean Ryan on a 44-yarder to set up the first of three field goals from Casey Legg. Brown's first TD, a 5-yarder, gave West Virginia its first lead at 10-7 in the final seconds of the first quarter. Brown had 111 yards on 24 carries as the Mountaineers finished with 229 yards on the ground after coming in last in the Big 12 at 111 per game. Backup quarterback Garrett Greene had a 67-yard run to set up Legg's second field goal. Duggan's interceptions led to West Virginia's first nine points after halftime when the Horned Frogs trailed 20-17 at the break. TCU was shut out in the second half. - West Virginia/AP College Football


(DS#14 RB) Sr/2022 RB Leddie BrownWest Virginia
News Source: West Virginia/AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here


  SEPT 20 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jared Bartlett, West Virginia, LB, So.,...Bartlett had a season-high five tackles, including a game-high and career-high three sacks in the Mountaineers' 27-21 win over No. 15 Virginia Tech. He also forced and recovered a fumble, and had a quarterback hurry. The three sacks were the most by a WVU player since Darius Stills at Baylor on October 31, 2019. Bartlett's five tackles tied his career-high set against Kansas State in 2020. His tackles for loss (3) and sacks (3) set career-highs. The six sacks by WVU in the game also marked a season-high and were the most since registering six against Baylor in 2020. - Big 12 football

(DS#30 OLB) rSo/2024 OLB Jared BartlettWest Virginia
News Source: Big 12 football
Share/Comment: Here

  09/18/21 - Leddie BrownSr/2022, West Virginia, 5-11, 216 (DS#14 RB) + More +

  Jarret Doege threw two touchdown passes, Leddie Brown rushed for 106 yards and a score and West Virginia survived No. 15 Virginia Tech's furious rally from a 20-point deficit to beat the Hokies 27-21 on Saturday. The Mountaineers (2-1) built a 27-7-point lead midway through the third quarter but saw that mostly evaporate behind Virginia Tech's Braxton Burmeister. Burmeister threw for two scores, including a 29-yard TD toss to Jalen Holston with 3:10 left. Virginia Tech got the ball back with 2:11 remaining on Jermaine Waller's interception of Doege at the West Virginia 17, but Burmeister threw incomplete on fourth-and-goal from the 3 and West Virginia ran out the clock.

It was one of three Virginia Tech drives that stalled inside the West Virginia 10, with the Hokies coming away with no points. Burmeister finished 18 of 30 for 207 yards. Virginia Tech (2-1) had allowed only three touchdowns in its first two games but gave up two quick scores to the Mountaineers, who couldn't keep up the momentum after halftime. West Virginia doesn't have a reputation for fast drives but jumped ahead 14-0 less than 6 minutes into the game. Brown, who had five touchdowns entering the game but had been limited to 104 rushing yards, went 80 yards up the middle for a score on West Virginia's second play from scrimmage. - West Virginia/AP College Football


(DS#14 RB) Sr/2022 RB Leddie BrownWest Virginia
News Source: West Virginia/AP College Football
Share/Comment: Here

  08/27/21 - Jarret DoegerSr/2022, West Virginia, 6-2, 208 (DS#52 QB) + More +

  Pick any adjective for "good," and it can be applied to Jarret Doege's play. The redshirt junior quarterback, now entering his third season at WVU, has thrown for 3,405 yards in 21 games as a Mountaineer (243 yards per game) and has a solid 21-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio, tossing just one pick in every 70 passing attempts. He's been solid, steady, fine, worthy … make your pick. For West Virginia to advance from the lower half of the Big 12 standings and make a run into the top half, though, the Mountaineers need more - and fairly or unfairly, some of the most visible areas where improvement is needed by the team as a whole is at his position.

His 2020 completion percentage of 63.9% needs a jump of a few points, with accuracy on deep balls and better placement on shorter routes paramount. And while he's not going to be a dynamic open-field runner, creating some movement in the pocket to avoid rushers and create better throwing lanes would also help in a number of different respects. Make no mistake though. We're not talking about quantum leaps here. Just a few steps of improvement in accuracy, decision-making and pressure avoidance could make WVU's offense much more consistent and steady in 2021, and take it from "good" to something better. "My main focus has been moving in the pocket and realizing when to run," Doege said of his summer work. "Maybe just making one little small move in making that throw helps a lot. Throwing on the run and keeping my body out of awkward situations [will help] making throws." - Charleston Gazette-Mail


(DS#52 QB) rSr/2022 QB Jarret DoegeWest Virginia
News Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail
Share/Comment: Here

  08/26/21 - Alonzo AddaerSr/2022, West Virginia, 5-10, 190 (DS#17 FS) + More +

  Alonzo Addae is a man who isn't afraid to move and experience different things. He grew up in Canada in the Toronto suburb of Pickering, where he attended St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School. In 2015, he shifted south of the border, enrolling at The Peddie School, which is a highly-regarded prep school in New Jersey. His first-team all-Mid-Atlantic Prep League performance for the Falcons that season earned him a scholarship offer from New Hampshire, and he spent the next three years at the FCS program in Durham. He redshirted the first year and then played in 24 games over the next two. Wanting to test himself at the FBS level, he looked to move again after the 2018 season. He placed a call to his cousin, Jahmile Addae, who was WVU's cornerbacks coach at the time, and that conversation got Alonzo packing again, this time with Morgantown as his destination.

He arrived in the summer of 2019, but at that time most transfers had to sit out from game action due to NCAA rules. Thus Addae had to be content with strictly practice work in his first year with the Mountaineers. "I definitely wanted to be out there. As a competitor, it hurt sitting on the sidelines while others were on the field," admitted the 5-foot-10, 290-pound safety of missing the 2019 season. "But at the same time, I tried to use that year to better my skills. They put me in the developmental program, so I had a lot of time to concentrate on lifting and running and getting my body ready. Then I was able to go up against the starting offense in practice since I was a member of the scout team. I tried to make the most of the opportunity, attacking every day with the idea of getting better." - Charleston Gazette-Mail


(DS#17 FS) rSr/2022 FS Alonzo AddaeWest Virginia
News Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail
Share/Comment: Here


  Winston Wright has always been on top of the speed game. The blazing Mountaineer receiver came to campus with a reputation for making tracks, and he showed his ability to run past opponents early in his West Virginia career, taking a kickoff 95 yards for a score at Baylor in his freshman season of 2019, and splitting the Oklahoma State defense for a 70-yard catch and run last season for another TD. Still, like many members of WVU's receiving corps, inconsistency in catching the ball has left potential yards on the field, rather than in his stat line or on the books for the offense.

Wright doesn't shy away from that critique and understands that even with some of the veterans that populate the receiving room, it's his time to take the next steps in becoming a complete receiver, even though he led the Mountaineers a year ago with 47 catches for 553 yards. "It's time for me to lead now," the confident Savannah, Georgia native said. "We have a unique group, and I need to speak up, and show how to work." In addition to drilling on consistently securing catches, the smallish Wright (generously listed at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds) has put in time adding a bit more strength. "The coaches wanted me to gain a few pounds but still keep my speed," the second-team All-Big 12 selection said of one of his offseason goals. "That will allow me to block on the perimeter better. It's all about leverage, and who wants it. I need to get better as a complete wide receiver, with my route running and my blocking. It's not just my speed. I have to do the little things that are going to separate me." - Charleston Gazette-Mail


(DS#24 WR) Jr/2023 WR Winston Wright Jr.West Virginia
News Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail
Share/Comment: Here


  Despite the fact that he led the Mountaineers in receptions last season, Winston Wright has been doing all he can to be even better this time around. He's done plenty of technical work this offseason to become a better receiver and he also made a change to provide a little extra mojo. "I switched to No. 1," stated the 5-foot-10, 180-pound sophomore, who has taken over the number worn the past few years by T.J. Simmons, who has since graduated. "There wasn't any big reason for the change. I just wanted a new start in year three. I felt like it's going to be a big year for us, so the number change would be unique."

Wearing No. 16 the past couple seasons, Wright got off to a heck of a start for his college career. The slot receiver had 19 catches for 97 yards as a true freshman in 2019, playing in 10 of WVU's 12 games. Then, in his second season, he exploded with a team-high 47 receptions for 553 yards and two touchdowns. His performance in 2020 earned him second-team all-Big 12 recognition. But he thinks he's capable of even more. "I've tried to get better all the way around," explained Wright, who wore No. 4 in high school. "I put on some muscle (going from 180 to 185), and I've been studying the playbook way harder. It's year three for many of us, and we've put in more stuff (on offense), and everybody is more familiar with everything. I just want to be a leader all the way around." - Charleston Gazette-Mail


(DS#24 WR) Jr/2023 WR Winston Wright Jr.West Virginia
News Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail
Share/Comment: Here

  08/19/21 - Jarret DoegerSr/2022, West Virginia, 6-2, 208 (DS#52 QB) + More +

  The West Virginia football team has built its offense around former Bowling Green State University quarterback Jarret Doege. Doege is set for his third season with the Mountaineers after leaving Bowling Green in May of 2019. Last season, Doege passed for 2,587 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in 10 games. His 258.7 passing yards per game ranked second in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler, while his completion percentage (63) ranked third. "He's probably our most improved player in the offseason," West Virginia coach Neal Brown said at Big 12 media days. "He's moving better in the pocket, and he's ready to take the next step." - Toledo Blade

(DS#52 QB) rSr/2022 QB Jarret DoegeWest Virginia
News Source: Toledo Blade
Share/Comment: Here

  08/08/21 - Doug NesterJr/2023, West Virginia, 6-6, 321 (DS#4 OG) + More +

  The Mountaineers got a chance to size up offensive lineman Doug Nester, a transfer from Virginia Tech, during spring practice following his enrollment at WVU last January. Over the summer, West Virginia added four more transfers from other four-year colleges - linebacker Lance Dixon from Penn State, defensive lineman Darel Middleton from Tennessee, linebacker Deshawn Stevens from Maine and cornerback Charles Woods from Illinois State.

All five of those transfers are expected to play important roles for the Mountaineers in 2021. Nester got a chance to prove his ability in the spring and appears likely to have won a starting job at right guard. Each of the other four transfers also figures to be a key cog for WVU this season, if not as a starter at least as a heavily used backup. - Charleston Gazette-Mail


(DS#4 OG) Jr/2023 OG Doug NesterWest Virginia
News Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail
Share/Comment: Here


  West Virginia University football junior tight end Mike O'Laughlin was named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, signifying the most outstanding collegiate tight end, as voted on by the organization's selection committee. The Mackey Award has been around since 2000 and recognizes college football's best tight end annually. West Virginia has been incorporating the tight end more into its offense for the past two seasons, and O'Laughlin is looking to give another target in the passing game this season. O'Laughlin started in all nine games in which he played in 2020 and saw action on more than 456 plays, including 375 offensive snaps. He was used on a season-high 61 plays against Kansas State, including 51 offensive snaps, and saw action on 40 or more plays in eight of nine games. - Charleston Gazette-Mail

(DS#36 TE) rJr/2023 TE Mike OLaughlinWest Virginia
News Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail
Share/Comment: Here

Previous 15 Notes |Back to Page One| Next 15 Notes


 BACK TO TOP


 West Virginia Football Videos

 Buy Draft Scout Weekly


** Draft Scout Data **

(Everything Online PLUS)

 Support Draft Scout

The Database Engine for NFLDraftScout.com, Draft Scout is being repurposed...Support the Future Development of ScoutNation.com...

 




 Draft Scout Archives


** 2010-2019 Draft Scout Archives **

(Yearly Player Data Exports, Prospect Lists & More)

 Draft Scout Future

100% Dedicated and Never Done
80% Innovated
45% Hidden
35% Built

Synergization