West Virginia is adding a big-time talent to its defensive backfield, in former Ohio State Buckeye Joshua Norwood.
Norwood, a Georgia native, was a member of Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class, and spent two seasons with the Buckeyes.
After redshirting in 2015, Norwood was a special teams contributor last fall, picking up eight tackles in 11 appearances.
He left the program in May, transferring to Northwest Mississippi Community College. Now, he will head to West Virginia to continue his FBS career. From 247Sports:
West Virginia dug back into Georgia today, adding another commitment to the 2018 class, albeit in a roundabout way when Northwest Mississippi (MS) C.C. cornerback Joshua Norwood pledged to the Mountaineers.
Norwood hails from Valdosta (GA), the same high school as current commit Jayce Rogers, signing with Ohio State out of high school. He chose the Buckeyes over offers from Duke, Minnesota, Cincinnati, and more. After two years in the program he chose to transfer and is going the bounceback route, attending JUCO for a season and enrolling in college in January. He will have two years to play two seasons for the Mountaineers.
Norwood is one of 18 total players committed to West Virginia in the class of 2018. The group is ranked No. 6 in the Big 12, and No. 37 overall.