Shawn See Commits To WVU As A Preferred Walk-On
Certainly the first thing that stands out about Shawn See is his size.
The Keyser, West Virginia, offensive lineman, who last week announced that he planned to join the Mountaineer football program as an invited walk-on next fall, is big even in a sport populated by plenty of massive human beings.
At 6-foot-10 and 340 pounds, See will be the tallest WVU football player since John Ray (6-foot-10 and listed at 320 pounds, which was not close to his actual weight) was roaming Mountaineer Field from 1988-91.
But See is more than just large.
On the football field, he plays with great effort and intensity, which isn’t always common for a big man.
He’s also athletic enough to be a key member of the Golden Tornado basketball team, which is currently 10-7.
In fact, See’s hardwood exploits were on display last Friday. A few hours after announcing his commitment WVU for football, See went onto the basketball court and posted a triple-double – 20 points, which included a dunk, as well as 15 rebounds and 11 blocks – in leading Keyser to a 73-63 win at Berkeley Springs.
“Obviously for him to be a Division I athlete, he’s worked in the weight room and he’s worked with his footwork. I’m very happy for him,” Keyser basketball coach John Haines told the Mineral Daily News-Tribune. “He knew he could (dunk), and he actually took a few dribbles and went down there and dunked it. The coaches, crowd and everybody went crazy. It was deserving and great to see him get excited.
“He came out and had a triple-double,” added Haines. “If there is a stat for most blocked shots in the state, I would say he’s probably leading the state in blocked shots. You don’t see a triple-double with blocked shots very often.”
See has been a huge presence – pun partially intended – for the Golden Tornado the past four seasons on the football field as well.
He helped Keyser to a 34-13 record during that time, including a 10-2 mark this past season in which KHS outscored its opponents 573-92 with the defense posting eight shutouts. It advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Class AA playoffs in 2019 before its run came to a halt with a 43-20 loss to Bluefield. His Golden Tornado squad earned a playoff berth in all four seasons with See helping lead the way.
See also is an honor roll student in the classroom at KHS.
See joins 11 others who have announced their intentions on enrolling this coming fall at WVU and becoming preferred walk-ons for the Mountaineer football team. Those include: linebackers Jax McCauley and Brocton Blair, receivers Preston Fox and C.J. Cole, defensive linemen Derek Ambrosino and Jackson Oxley, kickers Danny King and Kaulin Parris, running back Mark Rucker, fullback Trace Weitzel and long snapper Austin Brinkman.