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Arizona Safety Scottie Young Transfers to West Virginia

Immediately eligible, Young gives the Mountaineers a playmaking safety for 2020

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Arizona Wildcats safety Scottie Young announced yesterday via Twitter that he was transferring to the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Young, a three-year starter at Arizona, played in 32 games with 29 starts, amassing over 150 tackles, 7 pass breakups and 5 interceptions. As a graduate transfer, Young will be immediately eligible for Neal Brown and the Mountaineers and will bring experience and depth to a young secondary. The 2019 Mountaineers saw its three most experienced defensive backs, Hakeem Bailey, Keith Washington and Josh Norwood all graduate.

Young has a bit of a connection with the Mountaineers. Current safeties coach Jahmile Addae was the safeties coach at Arizona in 2017 when Young joined the team.

While the future of college football is currently up in the air due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Mountaineers continue to add players looking to be ready for if and when the 2020 season starts. Young’s addition to the team gives them one more playmaker on a team that lacked many in 2019.