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February 6, 2013

WVU signs football recruits

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University on Wednesday has announced the following football recruits as of 12:45 p.m.:

Hodari (Ha-DAR-ee) Christian

LB, 6-1, 195, McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport HS – enrolled

2012 Pennsylvania Sportswriters Class 4A All-State linebacker … 2012 Coaches/Pennsylvania Football News Class 4A All-State Second Team linebacker … two year two-way starter at linebacker and running back … recorded 57 tackles, including 43 solo tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries in nine games as a senior … also rushed for 546 yards, averaging 5.87 yards per carry with three touchdowns … No. 19 on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top 25 Pennsylvania football players … named to the 2012 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 … member of the 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 … four-star recruit according to ESPN … three-star recruit according to rivals, Scout and 247sports … also offered by Illinois, Northwestern, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers and Temple.

Malik Greaves (Greeves)

S, 6-3, 200, Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood HS – enrolled

Named to the 2012 Florida Times-Union Super 24 … collected eight interceptions for his career and returned two of them for touchdowns … ranked No. 9 on the Orlando Sentinel’s North Florida Super60 … four-star recruit according to ESPN … three-star recruit according to rivals, Scout and 247sports … runs a 4.48 40-yard dash … lettered in basketball and track … also offered by Auburn, Duke, North Carolina, Ole Miss, USF, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Daikiel (Fa-KEEL) Shorts

WR, 6-1, 200, Clayton, N.J./Eastern Christian Academy – enrolled

Played in three games in 2012, recording 16 catches for 342 yards, an average of 21.4 yards per reception, and four touchdowns … caught seven passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns in 39-35 win over Strom Thurmond … hauled in seven receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns in a 62-3 victory over Niagara Academy … had two catches for 35 yards against Archbishop Spalding … previously lettered for three seasons at Red Lion Christian Academy … finished with 45 catches for 530 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior … also had 40 tackles and one interception while playing cornerback and safety … three-star recruit according to ESPN, rivals, Scout and 247sports  … also offered by Boise State, Boston College, Hawaii, Maryland, NC State, Temple and UCLA.

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