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Monessen QB/DB Chavas Rawlins issues verbal declaration to West Virginia

Written by: on Friday, May 18th, 2012


The string of Division-1 football prospects from Class A schools in the WPIAL continues.

Chavas Rawlins, a 6’4, 190-pound quarterback/defensive back from Monessen High School, issued a verbal declaration to West Virginia Friday, according to national recruiting services and

Rawlins held double-digit scholarship offers during his recruiting process before selecting the Mountaineers.  In addition to WVU, Rawlins held offers from programs like Akron, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kent State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee and Virginia.  He’d generated interest, but no offers, from programs like Iowa, Michigan, Maryland, Penn State and Ohio State, among others.

The Greyhound senior-to-be is rated as the No. 58 quarterback prospect in the 2013 recruiting class by and rated as a three-star prospect.  Rawlins is the No. 2 quarterback prospect in Pennsylvania this 2013 class, trailing only Damion Terry of Erie Cathedral Prep, a Michigan State recruit who checks in at No. 25 in the nation.

Rawlins’ declaration, though unbinding, makes him the fourth three-star athlete in the Mountaineers’ 2013 recruiting class and third from western Pennsylvania, joining linebacker Hodari Christian (McKeesport Area, No. 49 nationally) and running back DeShawn Coleman (Hickory, No. 70 nationally).

In his junior season, Rawlins amassed 1,614 yards of total offense (991 passing, 623 rushing) and accounted for 16 total Greyhound touchdowns (10 passing, six rushing), completing 71-of-153 passes (46.4 percent) and averaging 5.8 yards per carry on 107 rushes.  He was also a fixture in the Monessen defensive secondary.

The Greyhounds finished 6-4 overall, averaging 21.2 points per game and qualifying for the WPIAL A playoffs opposite Springdale.

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