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Sam: Isaiah Bruce
Will: Al-Rasheed Benton
Buck: Brandon Golson
Spur: d'Vante Henry
The linebacking corps is the toughest unit to sift through at this point, as there is still so much uncertainty.
There is really only one position that is locked down, which is Isaiah Bruce and Doug Rigg at the "Sam" slot.
Outside of that, there are a number of experienced returners, including Nick Kwiatkoski, Jared Barber, Shaq Petteway, Dozie Ezemma, Wes Tonkery, Garrett Hope, and Sean Walters, who will figure into the mix.
Additionally, there will be a host of very talented newcomers joining the ranks this summer, including Al-Rasheed Benton, Brandon Golson and d'Vante Henry. All three of them could challenge for and win a starting position.
As a note, it does look like Golson will be joining the team, even despite his legal troubles earlier this winter. Bob Hertzel in the Exponent-Telegram quoted defensive coordinator Keith Patterson commenting specifically on both Golson and Henry:
Hopefully we’re not relying on too many freshmen, but the junior college players we are bringing in have a chance to come in and make a tremendous impact. D’Vante Henry and Brandon Golson, those are the guys right there. They have the size and length and the positions we positions need them, right at the edge of the defense.
With four starting positions and plenty of rotation time up for grabs, there will be a few names not listed here that will have an impact as well, particularly Barber and Petteway, as previously mentioned.
With some experienced returners and extremely athletic additions to this unit, this may be WVU's most exciting position battle this summer and fall.