Four Philip Barbour student-athletes announced their college decision on Tuesday afternoon.
Tyler Schiefelbein, Quentin Mouser, Doug Smith and Kaitlynne Neville all will remain close to home after signing letter-of-intents with local schools.
Schiefelbein will suit up for the Alderson-Broaddus football team, which will play a complete Division II schedule this fall after competing as a club sport last season.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle
Philip Barbour’s Tyler Schiefelbein signs to play football at Alderson-Broaddus on Tuesday. Also shown are front row, from left, parents Jill and Doug Schiefelbein, and back row, Autumn Queen, director of athletics at Philip Barbour, and Philip Barbour head football coach Curtis Bodkins.
Schiefelbein was a Class AA first-team selection as a punter this past season.
He's also expected to placekick for the Battlers.
"There's a real excitement about the football team at Alderson-Broaddus," Schiefelbein said. "The facilities are the best around and it was the best choice for me.
"I?get to stay close to home, and I'm looking forward to getting started."
Schiefelbein participated in four sports for the Colts.
Mouser also was a multi-athlete for Philip Barbour and chose to swim at Fairmont State.
"I've loved to swim since I was 12, and I think I have a chance to excel at it," Mouser said. "The coach at Fairmont State is very good and really brings the best out in you."
Mouser finished sixth in both the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke at this year's state swim meet.
Smith is the newest addition to the Davis &?Elkins College baseball recruiting class.
"I really liked the campus and what I saw from the team when I visited D&E," Smith said. "I also wanted to stay close to home and it seemed to be the right decision for me."
Smith, also was a member of the Elkins Post 29 American Legion team, is expected to play catcher for the Senators.
Neville, who was one of the top scorers and rebounders for the Colts, inked with West Virginia Wesleyan.
"I've been a fan of Wesleyan since I was a child," Neville said. "They play the style of basketball I like and I'm looking forward to going there and competing."
Neville is expected to play small forward or the guard position in college.