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Early Signing Period: North Carolina receiver Bryce Wheaton keeps the Mountaineer bloodline alive

The 6’3” receiver will follow his grandfather and uncle’s path to Morgantown

Bryce Wheaton | Twitter @Brycewheat3

Take Me Home ‘18: Bryce Wheaton, Wide Receiver

Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Positon Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
WR 6'3" 191 Holly Springs H.S. (Holly Springs, NC) Three-star; No. 135 WR


247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8561; No. 871 National; No. 135 WR; No. 27 NC

247Sports: ★★★; Grade: 86; No. 851 National; No. 129 WR; No. 30 NC

ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 78; No. 144 WR; No. 335 Regional; No. 23 NC

Rivals: ★★★; Rating: 5.5; No. 34 NC

Verbally Committed on June 28, 2017

Wheaton is a Mountaineer legacy, multiple times over. Bryce’s grandfather, Garrett Ford, Sr, played for West Virginia before eventually becoming the Associate Athletic Director. His uncle, Garrett Ford, Jr, split time with Eugene Napoleon the year after the Mountaineers lost to Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Both of Bryce’s parents received degrees from West Virginia University, so you can say being a Mountaineer is in his blood.

Bryce competed at The Opening Regionals earlier this year, and was ranked the 4th best receiver of the day. He’s 6’3”, 191 lbs, and ran a 4.5 40-yard dash. Wheaton chose the Mountaineers over offers from Louisville, Syracuse, Washington State and Missouri.

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