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Daquan Hargrett

When the West Virginia football coaches began looking at freshman running back Daquan Hargrett, they were under the impression that the Florida native was five feet, ten inches tall. Once they saw him in person, they realized he was much shorter, but that didn't affect their evaluation of him as a player.

With so many scouts and recruiting services focusing on "measurables", the actual playing ability of an individual can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. That doesn't happen at WVU, where it's performance on the field and suitability to the system that counts for more. "It was actually funny," admitted Hargrett, when asked about the discrepancy. "I'm actually 5'6". When people see me I know...

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