Elijah Wellman

High School

Running Back
Spring Valley HS
Huntington, W.Va.

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Played for coach Brad Dingess at Spring Valley … won the Sam Huff Award as the top defensive player of the year by the state’s sportswriters’ association … two-time 3A all-state first team selection by the West Virginia Sportswriters’ Association, including being named defensive captain as a senior … three-time Mountain State Athletic Conference … finished with 1,676 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns … also had 124 tackles, including two sacks, 11 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception he returned for a touchdown … helped Spring Valley finish 7-4 and advance to the first round of the state playoffs … finished with 224 yards on 21 carries and four touchdowns and collected 10 tackles against Hurricane … compiled 133 yards on 27 carries against Cabell-Midland in the state playoffs and three touchdowns … helped lead Highlanders to an 8-4 record, advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state playoffs and finish with a final No. 10 state ranking … finished with 151 tackles, including 24 tackles for loss, nine sacks, four interceptions and six forced fumbles as a junior … helped Spring Valley advance to the first round of the state playoffs … had 139 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss, five sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles as a sophomore … played for the South team in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl, featuring senior standouts from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia …2012 Class 3A All-State First Team in baseball … also offered by Bowling Green and Ohio.
Why WVU?:
"I decided not to wait around. There's a lot of things that helped me make the decision just growing up in West Virginia, it's awesome to get a WVU offer and another huge thing is the chance to play Big 12 football. There is nowhere close to home that I'd get to play the teams I'd play." - WVSports.com