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Vote: Who will be the top West Virginia AAAA tight end of 2024?

We give you eight candidates to select from

The quality of tight end play in West Virginia was on full display in the 2023 season in every classification. That’s because the state is filled with pass catchers who can change games with either their route running abilities, blocking or catching the ball or all three.

There’s no shortage of talented tight end in West Virginia, which makes it hard to pick just one as the best in the area.

So here at SBLive Sports West Virginia, we’re asking you, the fans, to decide. 

Vote now on who is the top AAAA tight end in West Virginia for 2024. Voting closes April 28, 2024.

Editor’s note: Our corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. This poll is specifically for fans to vote on the players that have been nominated and in no way discredits any other players who may not be mentioned in our poll. 

Here are the nominations:

Rhett McGrew, Hurricane: McGrew’s size is ideal for the position at 6-foot-3, 225-pounds. Last season for the Redskins, McGrew caught 17 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns. 

Logan Gillespie, Cabell Midland: One of the biggest targets of all the tight ends on this list. Gillespie stands 6-foot-7, 240 pounds and will be a player to keep an eye on in 2024. 

JD Mauritz, Oak Hill: Has good agility for the position being a former running back, Mauritz heads into 2024 with high expectations at tight. Size is good at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. 

Brock Kehler, University: Playing within an offense that averaged 28.3 points per game, Kehler has been solid at the position. The junior stands at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds and has been a strong blocker. 

Joey Quijano, Hurricane: A little undersized for the position at 5-foot-10, 205-pound, Quijano pairs up with McGrew in double tight end sets. Helped pave the way for over 5,000 yards of offense. 

Carter Zuilani, Buckhannon-Upshur: Zuilani’s ability to go up and get the ball is something that translates to the hardwood. Last season for the Buccaneers, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound tight end averaged 12.6 points and 11.5 rebounds. 

Jakori Clark, Capital: The Cougars averaged 20.6 points per game last season and Clark helped out in the blocking along with catching the ball. 

Landon Jones, Woodrow Wilson: Playing more at running back and outside linebacker in 2023, Jones showed off his versatility. Jones rushed for 132 yards last season. 

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivesports