National Signing Day is underway and West Virginia has announced the signings of seven early enrollees of the 2013 class. Here are there bios provided by WVU.
Hodari Christian, LB, 6-1, 195, McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport HS
Coached by Jim Ward at McKeesport High … 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 … All-Class 4AFoothills Conference linebacker in 2012 … 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 … on the McKeesport Daily News Dynamic 33 team … played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl … four-star recruit according to ESPN … three-star recruit according to rivals, Scout and 247sports … rivals No. 25 Pennsylvania Postseason Top 30 … 247sports No. 20 dual-threat quarterback … 247sports No. 25 Pennsylvania recruit … also offered by Illinois, Northwestern, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers and Temple.
Malik Greaves, S, 6-3, 200, Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood HS
Three-year starter for coach Adam Geis at Sandalwood High … named to the 2012 Florida Times-Union Super 24 … earned All-Gateway Conference honors … 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 … rivals No. 43 safety … 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 Shorts, WR, 6-1, 200, Clayton, N.J./Eastern Christian Academy
Coached by Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy … helped team to a 3-0 record in 2012 … 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 … 247sports No. 31 Maryland recruit … Tom Lemming Top Combo Passer Quarterback … also offered by Boise State, Boston College, Hawaii, Maryland, NC State, Temple and UCLA.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, 5-11, 194, Wilmington, Del./Eastern Christian Academy
Coached by Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy … helped team to a 3-0 record in 2012 … played in three games in 2012, rushing for more than 450 yards and scoring four touchdowns … averaged more than eight yards per carry … carried the ball 21 times for 154 yards in win over Strom Thurmond … rushed for 90 yards on nine carries in victory over Niagara Academy … had 220 yards, three touchdown runs and a 50-yard receiving touchdown against Archbishop Spalding … previously lettered for three seasons at Red Lion Christian Academy … as a junior, he finished with 1,200 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns … team co-offensive most valuable player as a sophomore and junior … special teams most valuable player as a freshman, finishing with six touchdowns on returns … runs a 4.43 40-yard dash … three-star recruit according to ESPN, rivals, Scout and 247sports … rivals No. 37 running back … rivals No. 15 Maryland Postseason Top 25 … 247sports No. 30 Maryland recruit … Tom Lemming Top Running Back … also offered by Auburn, Boston College, Connecticut, Hawaii, Rutgers, Temple and Tennessee.
Chavas Rawlins, QB, 6-3, 190, Monessen, Pa./Monessen HS
Coached by Andy Pacak at Monessen High … 2012 Pennsylvania Sportswriters Class A All-State quarterback … 2012 Coaches/PFN Class A All-State Second Team athlete … four-year letterwinner, leading the team to a combined 15-6 record in two seasons as quarterback … completed 71-of-165 passes for 1,382 yards and 13 touchdowns and only three interceptions in 11 games as a senior … also rushed for 613 yards and 12 touchdowns … finished 2011 season with 991 passing yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for 725 yards and seven touchdowns … runs a 4.43 40-yard dash … No. 20 on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Top 25 Pennsylvania football players … named the 2012 Greensburg Tribune-Review Player of the Year and to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 … member of the 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 … a two-time selection to the All-Tri-County South Conference team … three-star recruit according to ESPN, rivals, Scout and 247sports … rivals No. 19 dual-threat quarterback … rivals No. 14 Pennsylvania Postseason Top 30 … 247sports No. 20 dual-threat quarterback … 247sports No. 16 Pennsylvania recruit … Tom Lemming Top Combo Passer Quarterback … also offered by Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, USF, Tennessee and Virginia.
Dreamius Smith, RB, 5-10, 215, Wichita, Kan./Butler CC
Played two seasons for coach Troy Morrell at Butler Community College, helping the team to a combined 22-2 record … won the 2011 NJCAA National Championship, while falling in the championship game in 2012 … finished the season with 984 yards on 120 carries and 17 touchdowns … averaged 89.5 rushing yards per game and 8.2 yards per carry … added 16 receptions for 179 receiving yards and two touchdowns … registered four games with more than 100 rushing yards and five multi-touchdown games … scored four touchdowns with 157 rushing yards in an 84-7 win over Independence … went for 148 rushing yards with two touchdowns in a 61-0 victory over Highland … had a season-high 193 yards on 13 carries with three touchdowns in an 84-13 win over Garden City … served as a backup in 2011, rushing for 690 yards on 100 carries with nine touchdowns … 2012 All-KJCCC First Team offense … helped team to a state championship as a senior at Wichita Heights High … named to the Wichita Eagle’s Top 11 football team … named to the Kansas 6A All-State First Team by the Wichita Eagle … rushed 143 times for 1,837 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior … career numbers included 320 rushes for 3,288 yards and 54 scores … ran for 286 yards against Olathe North in the 2010 state championship game … four-star prospect on ESPN … three-star prospect according to rivals and 247sports … No. 2 junior college running back and No. 8 Kansas junior college recruit on 247sports … also offered by Boise State, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
Kevin White, WR, 6-4, 210, Macungie, Pa./Lackawanna College
Played two seasons for coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … made 36 receptions, totaling 535 yards and six touchdowns in 2012 … averaged 14.9 yards per reception … recorded two touchdowns in 67-6 win over Widener … caught nine passes for 113 yards with one touchdown in a 43-25 loss against Georgia Military College … attended Emmaus High, where he was All-Lehigh Valley Athletic Conference as a receiver and defensive back in 2009 … three-star prospect and No. 2 Pennsylvania junior college wide receiver on 247sports … three-star prospect by rivals and No. 56 on its postseason Top 100 … three-star prospect by Scout and ESPN … also offered by Texas Tech.
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