There are several walk-ons who could be announced at Wednesday's press conference. Some likely candidates from West Virginia include Williamstown's Travis Buttrey, Hurricane's C.J. Huffman, Morgantown's Derek Long and Parkersburg's Charlie Taylor. Buttrey and Huffman are offensive line candidates, and while each will likely take a couple of year's development before any determination could be made as to their ability to contribute in games, they certainly could provide immediate practice depth along the offensive front. Long, a defensive back who could also land on offense, is a multipurpose athlete who reportedly wants to prove himself in the Big East. Taylor, a fullback and linebacker at Parkersburg, is a battering ram who loves contact and could be a contender for playing time early in his career.
Out of state, players such as Scranton, Pa.'s Glenn Gress, Westerville, Oh.'s Reid Preisser, and Cleveland's Najee Goode could also show up on the list. Gress, from Scranton Prep, is an offensive lineman with good mobility who got looks from a number of schools. Preisser, a multi-sport star, is a cornerback from Westerville Central that could provide depth. And Goode, a big linebacker from high school power Benedictine, could also develop in WVU's walk-on program.
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