West Virginia Football Adds Large Early Enrollee Class

One of the largest scholarship early enrollee classes at WVU in recent memory is on campus and set for the 2017 spring semester.

West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that three freshmen student-athletes have signed grant-in-aids and enrolled for the 2017 spring semester. 

Seven transfer student-athletes already signed letters of intent and grant-in-aids on December 14: Hakeem Bailey (CB), Jalen Harvey (DL), Dominique Maiden (WR), Quondarius Qualls (LB), Ezekiel Rose (DL), David Sills V (WR) and Kelby Wickline (OL).


Tevin Bush, RB, 5-8, 170, New Orleans, La./Landry-Walker HS

  • Played for Coach Emanuel Powell at Landry-Walker High
  • Earned 5A All-State Honorable-Mention honors as a senior by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association
  • Finished with more than 2,500 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns
  • Helped lead Landry-Walker to a 13-2 record and the 5A state championship
  • Registered 134 rushing yards and a touchdown and added 82 receiving yards and a touchdown against Destrehan in the state semifinals
  • Named first-team all-district and all-metro
  • Collected more than 1,500 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior
  • Three-star rating by ESPN and Scout
  • No. 9 wide receiver in Louisiana by Scout
  • No. 67 athlete nationally and No. 35 overall in Louisiana by ESPN
  • Also offered by Arkansas, Cincinnati, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Texas Tech and Tulane



Derrek Pitts, S, 6-2, 179, Dunbar, W.Va./South Charleston HS

  • Played for Coach Donnie Mays at South Charleston High
  • Won the Carl Lee Award, signifying the top defensive back in West Virginia
  • Earned All-West Virginia All-State First Team honors
  • Named Charleston Gazette-Mail Kanawha Valley Player of the Year
  • Had 348 career tackles, including 13 sacks and 35 tackles for loss
  • In 2016, he finished with 90 tackles, including 56 solo stops and nine tackles for loss
  • Finished with three fumble recoveries and two interceptions, returning two of them for touchdowns
  • Had five solo tackles, two assisted tackles, season-high four tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and had two pass breakups against Huntington in the first round of the state playoffs
  • Compiled 1,169 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns (four on receptions, two each of kickoffs and fumble returns and one each on a punt return and a rushing touchdown)
  • Caught 27 passes for 468 yards and four touchdowns and ran 45 times for 277 yards and a touchdown
  • Averaged 45.5 yards on kickoff returns and 21.3 on punt returns
  • No. 34 safety nationally, No. 5 player overall in the East and No. 1 player in West Virginia by Scout
  • Also offered by Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Maryland, Nebraska, NC State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.



Maverick Wolfley, FB, 6-3, 235, Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown HS

  • Played for coach Matt Lacy at Morgantown High
  • Played in nine of 13 games as a senior, sitting out four games with Injuries
  • Earned 3A All-State Special Honorable-Mention as a senior
  • Named All-State Second-Team as a sophomore and junior
  • Three-time Three-Rivers Athletic Conference and three-time Ohio Valley Athletic Conference
  • Two-time all-area selection
  • As a senior, helped lead Morgantown to a 10-3 record, the state semifinals and the No. 4 ranking in West Virginia
  • Finished with 332 career tackles, including 75 tackles as a senior, including three sacks and seven tackles for loss and a forced fumble
  • Also had 65 carries for 521 yards and eight touchdowns and four receptions for 93 yards
  • Had 66 tackles as a junior, including a sack and 12 tackles for loss
  • No. 25 inside linebacker nationally and No. 1 in West Virginia by Scout
  • Three-star rating by Scout
  • Brother, Stone, is a current member of the Mountaineer football team
  • Father, Dale, was a standout performer on the offensive line for WVU on the 1988 team that played for the national championship
  • Uncle, Ron was also a former Mountaineer standout at fullback and for almost 10 years in the NFL, including four years as an NFL Pro Bowl selection
  • Uncle, Craig played at Syracuse and in the NFL for more than 10 years, including 10 years with the Steelers
  • Grandfather, Ray Mansfield, started at the University of Washington and played 14 years in the NFL, including 13 with the Pittsburgh Steelers

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