Hozey Haji-Badri has long had the goal of earning a high-level Division I football scholarship, and he believes he is on that path after committing to West Virginia for the upcoming season. A 2016 graduate of Chantilly (Va.) High School, Haji-Badri played this past year at the Virginia Prep Sports Academy, where he was a disruptor along the defensive front.
Haji-Badri has several lower-level Division I offers, but believes that his walk-on chance at WVU combines the benefits that he thinks will lead to a scholarship offer.
"I do have a PWO (Preferred Walk-on), but they understand that I am a guy out of a postgrad prep school," Haji-Badri said. "I'm more developed than other freshmen.I'm very excited to compete [for an eventual scholarship]. I'm going to make sure that I am the hardest working player on the team."
Haji-Badri visited WVU for the Youngstown State game, and is excited about the prospects in the program.
"The team is really talented. I see us being in the College Football Playoff."