WVU Release Football Announces Linebacker Addition

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Football Announces Linebacker Addition
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – (May 16, 2022) - West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Tirek Austin-Cave, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound, sophomore linebacker from Pennsauken, New Jersey, has signed a grant-in-aid and will transfer to WVU from Miami. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Tirek Austin-Cave, So., LB, 6-1, 225, Pennsauken, N.J./Camden/Miami

2021 (Covid Fr.) – Miami

Played in eight games, primarily on special teams
Finished with five total tackles, including four solo stops
Had two tackles in regular season finale against Duke
Posted one tackle in win over Pitt
Had two tackles against Central Connecticut State
Made season debut in win over Appalachian State
2020 (Fr.) – Miami

Played in nine games in first collegiate season, largely on special teams
Finished with seven tackles, including two unassisted tackles
Had one solo tackle in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State
Registered three tackles, including a solo stop at Duke
Had one tackle in home win over Pitt
Had first two tackles of career in win over Florida State
Made career debut in season opener against UAB
High School

Finished the 2019 season with 148 tackles, 11 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt
As a senior, was named a Butkus Award nominee and earned first team all-conference, first team All-South Jersey and all-state first team honors
Helped lead Camden to an appearance in the New Jersey Central Group 2 state championship game
A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals
Ranked the No. 24 inside linebacker and No. 16 player in New Jersey by Rivals.com
Rated as the No. 26 Inside linebacker and No. 15 player in the state by 247 Composite
Listed as the No. 44 player at his position and No. 14 player in New Jersey by ESPN
 

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Possibly true as teams will look to see if they can afford a player before scouting him.

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