West Virginia Football: Mountaineers QB Chavas Rawlins to transfer

Chavas Rawlins leaving Morgantown after one semester

5/17/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

A few months in Morgantown were enough for true freshman Chavas Rawlins to know that he didn’t want to be a West Virginia Mountaineer.Blog Photo - West Virginia Football: Mountaineers QB Chavas Rawlins to transfer

Rawlins—a three-star prospect from Pennsylvania (247Sports) and the No. 21 overall dual-threat quarterback for the class of 2013—told his high school coach of his decision to leave Friday morning.

"Everyone at West Virginia was great to him, but as you now he came in right when [quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital] left,” said Andy Pacak, Rawlins’ HS coach. “His initial decision was ‘I'm gonna go down there and make the most of it,’ but that [loss of Spavital] weighed on him a little bit," said Pacak.

Spavital was Rawlins’ main recruiter and spent a lot of time luring the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Monessen native to West Virginia, but departed to Texas A&M as the co-offensive coordinator in January.

Rawlins was in a three-way battle for the starting position with Ford Childress and Paul Millard before the addition of Florida State transfer Clint Trickett last month.

At this point, it is uncertain where Rawlins will go. He received several scholarship offers during his recruiting period, including Illinois, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Tennessee and Virginia.

Both Illinois and Tennessee would seem to be the best candidates, but where he falls will likely depend on the landing spot of Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt.


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