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Nicco Marchiol, WVU Class of 2022 Commit, Leads Epic Comeback

NCAA Football: Kansas State at West Virginia

Nicco Marchiol, a West Virginia commit, led a comeback on Friday night on national television that helped Hamilton (Arizona) High School beat Bishop Gorman High School out of Las Vegas.

Hamilton won the game, 25-24, with an 18-point surge in the final 65 seconds over the nation’s No. 7 high school team, per MaxPreps.com.

Marchiol led three four-quarter scoring drives. One led to a 46-yard field goal by Matthew Krneta. Hamilton also had to recover two onside kicks. That allowed Marchiol to connect with Michael Masunas for one touchdown pass, and Ryan Switzer for the other. After the Switzer touchdown, Marchiol still needed to lead Hamilton to a two-point conversion to win the game.

 

With that incredible comeback, Hamilton moved to 3-0 on the season.

Marchiol, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior, is ranked as the No. 2 recruit in Arizona per MaxPreps.com. Another site, 247sports.com, has him as the No. 3 ranked recruit in Arizona and the No. 22 quarterback in the country. The four-star quarterback is part of a West Virginia class that is currently ranked third in the Big 12 and No. 23 in the country, per 247Sports.com.

The earliest Marchiol can sign with the Mountaineers is in December, during the early signing period.

Per MaxPreps.com, Marchiol has thrown for 6,247 yards and 63 touchdowns in his career. In three games this season he’s thrown for 627 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. He is the only quarterback listed in West Virginia’s 2022 recruiting class.

The Mountaineers have xx quarterbacks listed on their roster, led by redshirt senior starter Jarret Doege. The others are Garrett Greene, Will Crowder and Matt Cavallaro. All are underclassmen and are expected back in 2022.  

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