Rawlins transferring from WVU
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Back in January, a hot debate raged over whether or not Chavas Rawlins would be permitted to walk with his graduating Monessen classmates in June after deciding to graduate early and begin his academic and athletic career at West Virginia University.
Well, when Rawlins walks with his classmates on June 7, you can bet that he won't be wearing a WVU T-shirt under his gown.
That's because Rawlins, an all-state quarterback for the Greyhounds, is transferring from WVU, ending his career there before it actually got off the ground.
“It wasn't a football decision. It wasn't an academic decision. It was pretty much a comfort decision,” said Monessen coach Andy Pacak about Rawlins' decision to leave the Morgantown school. “He just decided that he wasn't comfortable there and being that he was going to be red-shirted in the upcoming season, this is the perfect time for him to transfer. He wasn't going to play football next season anyway.”
Pacak intimated that one reason for Rawlins leaving is that the quarterbacks coach who recruited him at WVU, Jake Spavital, left in January to take a coaching position at Texas A&M.
“He was happy there. He was treated well there,” Pacak said. “He did everything he had to do to be there. But without the coach who recruited him to work with, it may have affected his comfort level there.”
Pacak said that Rawlins has not decided where he will attend college in the fall.
“All options are open,” Pacak said. “He may go through the recruiting process again.”
Rawlins was unavailable for comment for the story.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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