WVU Adds Football Transfer To 2020 Roster
WVU head coach Neal Brown listed three potential positions for additions to the Mountaineer 2020 football roster during the spring, and one of those came to fruition on Saturday when Arizona safety Scottie Young announced his commitment to the West Virginia program.
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A 2017 graduate of Helix High School in San Diego, California, Young immediately pushed his way into the Wildcat lineup. As a freshman in 2017, he played in ten games with nine starts, and had 53 tackles. He recorded the same number of games and starts in 2018, and had 38 tackles and a team-best three interceptions while splitting time between the free safety and spur position in the UA defense.
During that sophomore season, he served a spring and one-game suspension after being charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. That charge was eventually dismissed after Young completed a diversion program.
His third year in 2019, he settled at safety and had 66 tackles (50 solo) with another interception.
For his career, he totaled 157 stops in three seasons (116 solo), with nine tackles for loss and five interceptions. He also had 12 pass deflections.
Young (5-11, 200 lbs.) entered the transfer portal one month ago. He had 30 starts for the Wildcats.
At Arizona, Young was coached for two seasons by Jahmile Addae (2016-17). Addae is entering his second season as West Virginia’s cornerbacks coach.
Some reports have listed Young as a graduate transfer, however, he is not listed as such in the NCAA transfer portal. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.