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West Virginia Releases Official Depth Chart Ahead of Tennessee

Official Depth Chart Y’all!!

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Day Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia Depth Chart - Week One vs Tennessee

Position First String Second String Third String
Position First String Second String Third String
QB Will Grier Jack Allison Trey Lowe
RB Kennedy McKoy or Martell Pettaway or Alec Sinkfield or Leddie Brown
FB Logan Thimons Elijah Drummond
LT Yodny Cajuste Kelby Wickline
LG Josh Sills Michael Brown
C Jacob Buccigrossi or Matt Jones
RG Joe Brown or Isaiah Hardy
RT Colton McKivitz Chase Behrndt
WR (X) Marcus Simms Dominique Maiden
WR (Y) Gary Jennings William Crest Jr
WR (Z) David Sills TJ Simmons -
TE (H) Trevon Wesco Jovani Haskins
DE Ezekiel Rose or Reese Donahue
NT Kenny Bigelow Darius Stills
DE Jabril Robinson Dante Stills
SAM Charlie Benton Shea Campbell
MIKE Dylan Tonkery Adam Hensley
WILL David Long Josh Chandler
LCB Hakeem Bailey Keith Washington
RCB Derrek Pitts or Josh Norwood
SPUR Dravon Askew-Henry Deamonte Lindsay
BS Toyous Avery JoVanni Stewart
FS Kenny Robinson Sean Mahone
K Evan Staley Luke Hogan
P Billy Kinney Evan Staley
LS Rex Sunahara Kyle Poland
H Billy Kinney Luke Hogan
KO Evan Staley Skyler Simcox
PR Marcus Simms David Sills
KOR Marcus Simms Gary Jennings
Week One Depth Chart

Just ahead of game week, the West Virginia Mountaineers have released their first official depth chart of the 2018 season. While a depth chart was released in the spring, Dana Holgorsen and the staff readily admit it is a “work-in-progress”.

Not one to play games at quarterback, Will Grier will obviously start at quarterback. Jack Allison by all accounts coming out of camp won the backup job and based on reports looks like a different player than the one who struggled to outplay Chris Chugunov, if internet rumors are to be believed, if Allison were eligible last year.

At running back, however, WVU has a four-headed monster in junior Kennedy McKoy and Martell Pettaway but also redshirt freshman Alec Sinkfield and true freshman Leddie Brown look like they will get touches.

No surprises at receiver as David Sills, Gary Jennings and Marcus Simms get the start. Expect TJ Simmons to be used often though. Apparently we also have two tight ends on the roster according to the depth chart. Rumors have it we might throw to them too.

It looks like the competition between Jacob Buccigrossi and Matt Jones will continue for the starting center spot. Reports out of camp had Buccigrossi with the lead but Jones was the starter last year.

There are less surprises on the defense other than the line. Ezekiel Rose, who supplemented Adam Shuler late in the season last year will rotate with Reese Donahue at one end spot while former Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Jabril Robinson will man the other end spot. Newcomer and former USC Trojan Kenney Bigelow, a former five-star prospect, will look to anchor the nose in Gibson’s 3-3-5 stack defense.

The linebackers are as expected with David Long as the WILL, Tonkery as the MIKE and Charlie Benton as the SAM. Backup ‘backer Adam Hensley moves to the MIKE and while Josh Chandler will now backup David Long.

Former Ohio State Buckeyes corner Josh Norwood has had a strong fall camp and will push Derrick Pitts for the starting right corner spot while Hakeem Bailey will hold down the left corner. The starting back end trio will be Kenny Robinson, Dravon Askew-Henry and Toyous Avery.