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                                        - Disclaimer -
The information listed below on potential WCU recruits is provided for informational purposes only for the target audience of this site.  It has been gathered from many recruiting sites (Rivals, 247, verbal commits, NC Preps, etc.)  and consolidated here.  

Notice - The NCAA prohibits WCU boosters from contacting potential WCU recruits to encourage them to attend Western Carolina. To do so is a recruiting violation.

This prohibition includes all manner of electronic communication.  Please do not contact these individuals.  Read the information provided at the end of this article for more information on this subject.  



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WCU Football - Class of 2021


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA

QB   -   Jalik Thomas   -   Macon, GA   -   Central HS   -   5'10"  170 lbs   (3-30-20)
WR   -  Markel Toney   -   Cleveland, OH  -  Northeastern Oklahoma CC  -   6'5" -  215 lbs (3-27-20)
WR   -   Malachi Taylor   -   Goose Creek, SC   -   Goose Creek HS   -   6'3"  185 lbs  (4-1-20)
OG  -   Jackson Gardner   -   Raleigh, NC   -   Leesville Road HS   -   6'5"  300 lbs   (3-25-20)
OL   -   Tama McDonough  -  Asheville, NC   -   Asheville HS   -   6'4"  235 lbs  (3-31-20)
OL   -   Greyson Jones   -   Waynesville, NC   -   Tuscola HS   -   5'8"  185 lbs
RB   -   Jayden Jackson   -   Century, FL   -   Northview HS   -   5'10"  200 lbs
DB   -   Nasir Cook   -   Nashville, TN   -   Montgomery Bell Academy  -   5'11"  170 lbs  (4-16-20)
DB   -   Tahj El   -   Charlotte, NC   -   Myers Park HS   -   6'2"  178 lbs   (4-19-20)  
DT   -   Alex Cain    -   Lebanon, TN   -   Wilson Central HS   -   6'3"  280 lbs  (3-30-20)
DE  -   Cade Anders    Tifton, GA   -   Tift County HS   -   6'3"  235 lbs  (2-27-20)
DE   -   Breyden Byrd   -   Newport News, VA   -   Woodside HS   -    6'4"  245 lbs   (3-27-20)
LB   -   Tahari Tate   -   Bainbridge, GA   -   Bainbridge HS   -   6'1"  220 lbs  (3-30-20)
LB   -   Preston Lavant   -   Cordele. GA   -   Crisp County HS   -  6'2"  202 lbs  (3-30-20)
LB   -   Langston Petterson   -   Nasheville, TN   -   Christ Presbyterian   -  6'1"  215 lbs  (4-16-20)
LB   -   Conner Finer   -   New Port Richey, FL   -   River Ridge HS   -   6'2"  221 lbs
CB   -   John Anderson   -   Cornelius, NC   -    Wm Amos Hough HS   -  5'10"  171 lbs  (2-20-20)
CB  -   Kameron Thomas   -   Birmingham, AL   -   Ramsey HS   -   5'9" 165 lbs   (3-30-20)
S    -    Jordan Favors   -   Griffin, GA   -   Griffin HS   -   5'11"   185 lbs   (4-7-21)
C   -    Carter Szydlowski   -   Columbia, TN   -   Columbia HS   -   6'3"   285 lbs   (12-14-20)

COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
QB   -   Caleb Scott   -   Black Mountain, NC   -   Owen HS   -   6'3"  225 lbs    (1-30-21)
QB   -  Bryson Grabowski   -   Copper Hill, TN   -   Copper Basin HS   -   6'2"  180 lbs (1-23-21)
QB/TE   - Brayden Blackmond   -   Duncan, SC   -   Byrnes HS   -   6'3"   215  lbs   (2-2-21)
S     -   Andreas Keaton   -   Power Springs, GA   -   Hillgrove HS   -   6'1"  185 lbs  
T    -   Amir Chandler   -   Hampton, VA   -   Phoebus HS   -   6'4"  244 lbs   (12-11-20)
LB   - Walker Robinson   -   Fort Walton Beach, FL   -   Fort Walton HS   -   5'11"   206 lbs
P     -  Bradley Elms    -   Huntsville, AL    -    Huntsville HS   -   
OG   -   Nathan Linkous   -   Belmont, NC   -   Cramer HS    -  6'5"  295  lbs  (1-29-21)
OG   -  Peyton Davis   -   Mooresville, NC  -   Lake Norman HS   -   6'2"  290 lbs  (2-25-21)


Signed with WESTERN CAROLINA
DE  -   Caleb Fisher   -   Decatur, GA   -  Columbia HS  -   5'3"  230 lbs   (7-10-20)
WR  -  Solomon Butler   -   Mocks Corner, SC   -   Berkely HS   -  5'10"  180 lbs  (3-30-20)
CB  -   Dramarian McNulty   -    Niceville, FL   -   Niceville HS   -   6'0"  180 lbs  (3-28-20)
WR   -   Miller DeArmond   -   Greer, SC   -   Greer HS   -   6'2"  182 lbs (12-8-20)
OG   -   Anthony Giansante   -   Irwin, PA   -   Norwin HS   -   6'4"  290 lbs  (1-14-21)
LB  -   Davis Ridings   -   Athens, GA    -   Prince Ave. Christian   -   6'1"  204 lbs  (3-17-20)
WR   -  Toler Keigley   -    Mobile, AL   -   Mobile Christian   -   6'1"  180 lbs   



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LB   -   Kaci Seegars   -   Charlotte, NC   -   Kell HS   -   6'2"  208 lbs   (2-20-20)
WR  -   Trent Broadnax   -  Savannah, GA   -  Benedictine Military School  - 6'1" 190 lbs
TE   -   Derek McDonald   -   Atlanta, GA   -   Marist HS   -   6'4"  215 lbs   (4-15-20)
TE   -   Jared Gibble  -   Winston-Salem, NC   -   Oak Grove HS   -   6'4"  220 lbs  (3-25-20)
S     -   Wendell McClain   -   Tifton, GA   -   Tifton County HS   -   6'1"  160 lbs  (3-30-20)
LB   -   Bryce Edmondson   -   Nashville, TN   -   Ensworth HS   -   6'2"  220 lbs  (4-14-20)
S     -   Tyrell Davis   -   Harrisburg, NC   -   Hickory Ridge HS   -   6'1"  180 lbs   (3-30-20)
CB   -  Jawon Odoms   -   Paris, TN   -   Henry County HS   -   6'2"  185 lbs   (3-28-20)
LB   -   Isi Etute   -   Virginia Beach, VA   -   Cox HS   -    6'1"  197 lbs   (4-16-20)
DE   -   Jonathan Cannon   -   Huntersville, NC  -  North Mecklenburg HS   -  6'4"  220 lbs  (4-7-20)
LB   -   Isaac Walker   -   Cornelius, NC   -   Wm Amos Hough HS   -   6'2"  214 lbs  (2-20-20)
LB   -   Chaz Chambliss    -   Carrollton, GA   -   Carrollton HS   -   6'2"  239 lbs  (2-20-20)                  DT   -   Nick Sharpe   -   Gastonia, NC   -   Hunter Huss HS   -   6'2"   297 lbs   -  (2-20-20)
ATH -   James Ziglor III   -   Kennesaw, GA   -   Harrison HS   -   5'11"  185 lbs   -   (9-20-19)
QB   -   Shawqi Itraish   -   Bradenton, FL   -   Braden River   -   6'3" 190 lbs  (4-6-20)
QB   -   TJ Lewis   -   Brunswick, GA   -   Glynn Academy   -   6'3"  180 lbs
TE   -   Jackson West   -   Huntsville, AL   -   Huntsville HS   -   6'4"   -  204 lbs   (3-27-20)                  WR  -   Tre Roberson   -   Alabaster, AL   -   Thompson HS   -   6'3"  186 lbs  (4-1-20)
RB   -   Chance Black   -   Roebuck, SC   -   Dorman HS   -    6'1"  190 lbs   (4-3-21)
RB  -   Jalen Hunt   -   Athens, TN   -   McMinn County HS   -  5'10"  180 lbs  (7-24-20)
DE   -  Johncarlos Miller II   -   Greensboro, NC   -  Dudley HS   -   6'4"  225 lbs  (7-20-20)
S      -  Keyshawn Cobb   -   Ft. Valley, GA   -   Fort Scott C C    -   6'0"    (3-14-20)  
DT   -   Realus George   -   Atlanta, GA   -   Independence CC   -   6'2"   295 lbs   
                       


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WCU Football - Class of 2022


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA
CB -  Myles Pollard  -  Brentwood, TN  -  Ravennwood HS  -  6'1"  180 lbs   (5-4-20)
QB -  Tyler Hughes   -   Marietta, GA   -   Marietta HS   -   6'2"  200 lbs   (12-10-20)
WR  -  William Hawking   -   Wake Forest, NC   -   Heritage HS   -   6'4"  205 lbs   (3-29021)

COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA



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- Basketball -




WCU Men's Basketball - Class of 2021

OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA



COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
 2021 PF Darrius Washington (6-9, 230, 2★) committed to Western Carolina


2022 PF Daniel Hankins-Sanford (6-7, -, 2★) has received an offer from Western Carolina.

  • 2021 PG Tyler Rice (6-0, 160, 2★) has received an offer from Western Carolina.
  • 2021 PF Cesare Edwards (6-8, 195, 2★) has received an offer from Western Carolina.
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- Baseball - 




WCU Baseball - Class of 2021





CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA



OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA

RHP  Cole Harding  - Winston Salem, NC  -  North Raleigh Christian  -  6'3"  168 lbs  (9-10-20)
RHP   Lucas Hartman   -   Bradenton, FL   -  Inspiration Academy   -   5'9"  185 lbs  
RHP   J.D. Price   -   Knoxville, TN   -   Christian Academy HS  -   6'3"  185 lbs  
RHP   Stephen West   -  Johns Island, SC  -  James Island Charter   -   6'3"  204 lbs  
RHP   Austin Stephens   -   Westminster, SC   -   West Oak HS   -   6'1"   170 lbs
RHP   Blake Zettler   -   Melton, GA   -   Milton, HS   -   6'0"   175 lbs
RHP   Paddy McGonigal   -   Greensboro, NC   -   Grimsley HS   -  6'0"   175 lbs
RHP   Matthew Schepel   -   Matthews, NC   -   Sun Valley HS   -  6'5"  215 lbs
LHP  John McCormik  - Boynton Beach, FL  -   Somerset Canyons HS   -   6'5"  230 
LHP   Hazen Lancaster   -   Raleigh, NC   -   Broughton HS   -   6'2"  195 lbs
1b/LHP  Adam Quincy  - Sevierville, TN -  Seymor HS  - 6'1"  210 lbs
LHP/OF   Kyle Hardy   -   Chesapeake, VA   -   Western Branch HS   -   5'11"  175 lbs
LHP/OF   Casey Bach   -   Clifton, VA   -   Centerville HS   -   6'3"  150 lbs
3B    Dillon Cerone  -  Weston, FL   -   Nova HS  -   5'10"  160 lbs
OF    Caden Rector   -   Knoxville, TN   -  Bearden HS   -     5'7"  170 lbs (11-14-19)
OF    Camden Sprague   -   Lakewood Ranch, FL   -   Braden River HS   -   6'0"  160 lbs  
    Cameron Murray   -   Fredericksburg, VA   - Mountain View HS   -  6'0"  190 lbs   
C      Brenden Burke   -   Cary, NC   -   Panther Creek HS   -   6'3"  215 lbs 
SS    James McGrady   -   Norfolk, VA   -   Greenbrier Christian   -   6'0"   180 lbs
2B    Brandon Butterworth   -   Monroe, NC   -    Sun Valley HS   -   5'10"  145 lbs   





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                  WCU Baseball - Class of 2022

 COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA

1B      Hayden Friese   -   Stoneville, NC   -   Morehead HS   -   6'2"  200 lbs  

SS      Joseph Phan   -   Boynton Beach, FL   -  Somerset Canyons Academy   -  5'10"  190 lbs   

RHP   Shane Huntsberger   -   Coral Springs, FL   -   North Broward Prep   -  6'2"  179 lbs

2B     Buddy Howard   -   Lancaster, SC   -   Rabun Gap-Nacoochee HS   -  5'7"   170 lbs   







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- Women's Basketball - 



WCU Women's Basketball - Class of 2021














CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA

COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
G    Bailee Breedlove   -  Lavonia, Ga.  -   Franklin County High School -   5'10"
G    Jacey Justice     -    Peebles, Ohio   -    Peebles High School  -   5' 8"                 
F     Endia Holliday   -   Ellisville, Miss.    -   Jones College   -  6' 1"
PG   Hannan Tipton   -   Burnsville, NC   -   Mountain Heritage HS   -   5'9"



WCU Women's Basketball - Class of 2022














CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA

OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA
PG    Regan Trumm   -   Powell, TN    -    Powell HS    -       5'6"
C       Aly Wadkovsky   -  Mooresville, NC   -  Lake Norman HS   -  6'3"

COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
PG    Regan Trumm   -   Powell, TN    -    Powell HS    -       5'6"


WCU Women's Basketball - Class of 2023














CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA
Evangelia Paulk   -   Asheville, NC  -   Asheville HS  -  

COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA


WCU Women's Basketball - Class of 2024














CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA

OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA
C   -   Blanca Thomas    Charlotte, NC   -   Charlotte Catholic HS     6'4"

COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA


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- Women's Golf - 


Women Golf   - Class of 2021


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA





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- Softball - 



WCU Women's Softball - Class of 2021


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
SS  Natalie Henry  -  Lexington, KY  - LaFayette HS  


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- Women's Soccer - 


Women Soccer   - Class of 2021


CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
Kirsten Hahn



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- Volleyball - 




WCU Women's Volleyball - Class of 2021

CONSIDERING WESTERN CAROLINA


OFFERED BY WESTERN CAROLINA


COMMITTED TO WESTERN CAROLINA
Bailey Hartsough   -   Null, IL  -   Lakeland HS  -   5'10"   (4-1-20)




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For WCU Boosters

There's lots of misinformation out there about who the NCAA considers a "booster" (officially known as a representative of athletics interest).  Why is this important? The NCAA prohibits boosters from contacting recruits, and this includes all manner of electronic communication. To do so, is a recruiting violation.

Here are three important things to know about the NCAA definition of a booster:
1. A WCU season ticket holder is considered a booster.
2. Anyone who contacts a recruit to encourage that person to attend a particular university (i.e. Western Carolina) instantly becomes a booster of the university.
3. Once a person becomes a booster, they remain a booster forever.

The bottom line is that while fans are not by definition considered to be boosters, they turn into a booster the moment they contact a recruit by trying to influence the recruit to attend that school.

Message Boards:
WCU Boosters participating on a message board are not permitted to write, call, instant message, text, chat with, or e-mail a WCU prospect. Some think that it's okay to contact a prospect once they sign a National Letter of Intent. However, that signing does not change the fact he or she is still a prospect and all prohibitions against booster contact continue to apply until the prospect in enrolled as a student at Western Carolina.. Some people mistakenly think that because a person is not a graduate of the university (WCU) or a season ticket holder, it is okay for them to contact a prospect.

However, part of the NCAA's definition of a booster includes anyone who contacts a recruit on behalf of the institution. Therefore, as soon as someone on a message board e-mails or sends a message out to a recruit, they automatically become a booster and are subject to the NCAA rules prohibiting such contact.

Social Networking:
Boosters are not permitted to use social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to contact or otherwise attempt to correspond with prospects. This includes, but is not limited to using the inbox/e-mail feature, instant messaging, or direct messaging.

Bottom Line - Please don't make inappropriate contacts with "prospects" you find listed on this forum (or any other prospect, listed here or not).

Brandon Butterworth