Five WVU Freshmen To Watch: No. 4, Shawne Alston

Posted by Frank Ahrens on August-19-2009 Add Comments

We continue the parallel countdown series (to accompany the regular Friday unit previews) of five WVU Freshmen To Watch in the 2009 season, which kicks off at home against I-AA Liberty at noon on Sept. 5.

I'll count them down from No. 5 to No. 1. Understand that I'm not saying these players will pan out or even end up playing. I'm saying that these are five (maybe six) freshmen whom the coaches have identified as being groomed for contribution, who likely will avoid redshirting and who have looked good so far according to accounts of the spring and August practices, as passed on to me by observers there.

No. 5 was backup-quarterback-in-waiting Eugene (Geno) Smith.

No. 4 is running back Shawne A...

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