WVU Football Roster Bounces Again With Baseball Signing

WVU Football Roster Bounces Again With Baseball Signing


The phrase “in flux” could not be more appropriate for West Virginia’s 2019 football roster, as another anticipated member of the team will not enroll at WVU.

Terence Doston, who likely had the chance to get on the field early for the Mountaineers, opted to sign a professional baseball  contract with the Milwaukee Brewers after being chosen in the 23rd round of the MLB Draft. Doston was the  673rd pick overall.

Doston was a three-sport standout in football, baseball and track at Hillsborough High School, and was expected to also play baseball at West Virginia. He also had football offers from Cincinnati, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina,  Stanford, Troy, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Liberty, Appalachian State, UMass and USF.

WVU currently has 11 scholarship wide receivers on its roster, with at least 2-3 more walk-ons expected to be added before the start of fall practice.

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    WVU Football Roster Bounces Again With Baseball Signing The phrase “in flux” could not be more appropriate for West Virginia’s 2019 football roster, a
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    #92444

    IF Doston would change his mind and want to come to WVU, could he receive a baseball scholarship and walk-on in football ? Not going to happen but was curious how that would go down since WVU has used his scholarship

    #92446

    No, he could not go on scholarship for another sport, but if he did want to play football at any point or just return and attend college, MLB has a deal to pay for its players to attend college. Having signed a professional baseball contract, he can never return to play college baseball, because now he’s a pro in that sport. But he still has amateur status in other sports.

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    Also, if a player wanted to play two sports, I believe his schollie counts toward the higher rated sport.  1. FB 2. Basketball 3. Baseball  There is a hierarchy that is followed.

    #92458

    Greg, MLB does it right.  Go straight out of HS.  OR…. Go to college and you have to stay 3 years before you can enter the draft.  If you get drafted they set $$$ aside for you to complete your degree.  With 40 rounds very few of these guys will ever make it to the Majors.  Most won’t get out of Rookie league or A Ball.  This is a great safety net for all the kids.  Even the ones that don’t go to college in the beginning.

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    Also, if a player wanted to play two sports, I believe his schollie counts toward the higher rated sport.  1. FB 2. Basketball 3. Baseball  There is a hierarchy that is followed.

     

    Correct. If you are on scholarship in any other sport and ply football, your schollie counts against football.  The same is true for basketball, as it trumps any sport other than football.

    After that, there’s no provision for your scholly to count against one sport over another. It’s up to the school to work that out.

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