The coaching staff at West Virginia has been desperately trying to fill holes in a defensive line that is short on depth and experience. In an effort to do so, the staff was able to lure Kenny Bigelow Jr, a transfer from USC. The Elkton, MD native went to Eastern Christian Academy, the same high school as WVU standout David Sills V. Bigelow Jr was ranked the number one defensive tackle in the country by Rivals in 2013. After red shirting his freshman year at USC he looked to be in a prime position to compete for a starting role for the Trojans. Since then things have been tough for the Elkton, MD native as he struggled to see the field after suffering two severe knee injuries. His best season, 2015, saw him net 10 tackles. During the 2017 season he played briefly before deciding to retire from football and instead become a players coach.
With a change of heart though he appealed and won a six year of eligibility from the NCAA and announced that he would transfer from USC. At 6’3″ 300 lbs he certainly adds elite size to the Mountaineer defensive line and hopefully can be a key piece for Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson this fall.
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