Dukes get transfer from WVU

by Dave Morus
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While this has been out there for a while, it is certainly worth mentioning!

Some encouraging news for the football team today as incoming Freshman and Monessen grad Chavas Rawlins has signed a financial aide agreement with the school. Rawlins was an effective passer and rusher while at Monessen, combining for nearly 2000 yards and 25 touchdowns on offense. He was named to the PG's Fabulous 22 and the Trib's Terrific 25.

Another encouraging facet to this is the list of schools that pursued him. Many large programs in the Big 10, ACC, SEC, and Big East made offers - including Pitt. Quarterbacks Coach Jake Spavital was apparently central to Chavas's recruitment to the program, and his leaving impacted Rawlins and at least in part led to this decision. Other factors included a desire to be close to home and wanting to play immediately. He was likely headed for a redshirt season at WVU.

Rawlins was an all-state quarterback in Class A. There's no question - if his past performance is indicative of his future potential, he could make an impact for the Dukes. Welcome to the Bluff!