West Virginia Preferred Walk-On Hozey Haji-Badri Has Clear Goals Set

West Virginia continues to add preferred walk-ons to its recruiting rolls for the Class of 2017. One of the most recent has strong designs on earning a scholarship.

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."


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