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Holly Springs' Wheaton commits to West Virginia

Posted June 28

NC State Wolfpack hosted a 7-on7 local teams included Southern Durham, Holly Springs, Green Hope, Broughton, Wake Forest, Lee County, Jack Britt, & Cary Hig School on Friday, June 23, 2017.
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— Holly Springs standout wide receiver Bryce Wheaton announced Wednesday night that he will shut down his recruitment after verbally committing to West Virginia University.

Wheaton narrowed his college selection down to East Carolina, Louisville, Missouri and West Virginia on June 21. He also told HighSchoolOT on Friday that he would also consider Florida State if the Seminoles extended a scholarship offer.

The Mountaineer commit also held offers from Appalachian State, UNC-Charlotte, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, James Madison, Miami (Ohio), Southern Miss, Syracuse and Washington State.

Wheaton tallied 14 catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns in his junior campaign, according to Max Preps. He also recorded 10 caries for 144 rushing yards and two scores.

He also played on the defensive side of the ball, seeing time at defensive back. He tallied five tackles and registered a fumble recovery and interception, both returned for scores.

As a sophomore, Wheaton garnered 28 catches for 311 yard, posting an average of 11.1 yards per catch and added four touchdowns.

Bryce Wheaton Highlights

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