In a press release, Duquesne announced that the quarterback has signed a financial aid agreement and will be a part of the football program this year. As the Dukes play at the FCS level, Rawlins will be eligible to play immediately in 2013.
Rawlins, a three-star member of WVU’s 2013 recruiting class and the only QB signed this year by the Mountaineers, participated in spring practice as an early signee but did not play in the spring game as all of the reps went to Paul Millard and Ford Childress.
Shortly thereafter, the player decided to transfer out of WVU. Rawlins’ high school coach said in May that his former player’s decision to transfer was heavily impacted by the departure of Mountaineers quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital, who left earlier in the year for the same job at Texas A&M.
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