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Xavier Preston

West Virginia received a surprise on Halloween night, as Jensen Beach (FL) linebacker Xavier Preston committed to the Mountaineers. He's the third linebacker in WVU's Class of 2014, and we analyze what he will bring to the Mountaineer program.

Xavier Preston, who chose WVU over offers from Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Rutgers, South Florida and others, brings an athletic skill set to the linebacker position in this recruiting class for the Mountaineers. Those qualities have been a priority, highlighting West Virginia's need for mobility and speed on the second level of the defense. WHAT TO LIKE: A key component for the...

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