Newcomers Enroll At WVU

Jalen Thornton

Newcomers Enroll At WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Both the Mountaineer football and men’s basketball teams enrolled a group of newcomers for classes at West Virginia University this week.

On the basketball side, freshman guard Miles McBride and sophomore guard Sean McNeil both enrolled in the latest session of summer school at WVU, which began on Monday, June 3.

Oscar Tshiebwe (left) and Deuce McBride were teammates in the Scott Brown Classic

McNeil, a product of Sinclair (Ohio) Community College, is listed by West Virginia as 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds. Having played just one year in the juco ranks, McNeal, who is a native of Union, Kentucky, has three seasons of college eligibility remaining.

A recent graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, McBride, who goes by the nickname Deuce, was a first-team Division I all-state selection in Ohio this past season after leading Moeller to the state championship. The combo guard is listed by WVU at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds.

West Virginia’s other two basketball signees for the class of 2019, Taz Sherman and Oscar Tshiebwe, are both expected to enroll in WVU at the start of the next summer school session, which begins June 24.

As for football, junior college offensive lineman John Hughes and transfer wide receiver Sean Ryan, who is coming from Temple, each enrolled at WVU a few weeks ago. In addition, transfers Jarret Doege, George Campbell and Alonzo Addae each recently enrolled.

That group was joined by 14 additional newcomers who are moving up from the high school ranks. They began their West Virginia careers this past Monday.

Those who enrolled at WVU and now will also start working out with the football team include:

Jared Bartlett (LB, 6-2, 210 lbs. Suwanee, Ga./Collins Hill HS)

Donavan Beaver (OL, 6-6, 313 lbs. Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponax HS)

*Tyler Connolly (OL, 6-4, 341 lbs., Marysville, Ohio/Marysville HS)

Nicktroy Fortune (CB, 6-0, 187 lbs. Roswell, Ga./Central Gwinnett HS)

Jordan Jefferson (DL, 6-2, 295 lbs., Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS)

Ali Jennings (WR, 6-1, 181 lbs., Richmond, Va./Highland Springs HS)

*Graeson Malashevich (WR, 5-9, 180 lbs., Huntington, W.Va./Spring Valley

Tony Mathis (RB, 6-0, 192 lbs., Orlando, Fla./Cedartown HS)

Tavian Mayo (CB, 5-10, 170 lbs. Leesburg, Ga./Lee County HS)

Kolton McGhee (K/P, 6-0, 174 lbs. Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle HS)

Parker Moorer (OL, 6-3, 300 lbs., Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek HS)

Tykee Smith (S, 5-10, 190 lbs., Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Charter HS)

Jalen Thornton (DL, 6-2, 260 lbs., Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hill HS)

Winston Wright (WR, 5-10, 160 lbs., Pooler, Ga./Memorial Day School)

* walk-on

The Mountaineers still have four signees who have not enrolled yet at WVU –  wide receiver Terence Doston, safety Rashean Lynn, safety Osita Smith and offensive lineman Brandon Yates.

It’s expected those four will enroll for the next summer school session, which starts June 24.









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