"I go by Dozey because it's short. It's easier for people to pronounce than Chidoziem."
So how did Ezemma end up in Morgantown?
"To be honest, it was me doing the process," he said. "My mom really didn't know West Virginia. In New York, you really don't even know West Virginia exists, to be honest. She was shocked I was leaving. But I said, 'You don't have to worry about me. God got me.' She's OK now. She's happy I'm doing well."
Ezemma, by the way, is the No. 2 defensive end to Tyler Anderson when Will Clarke plays tackle instead of end. And Dozey has fans.
"Zero body fat," said linebacker Isaiah Bruce. "And man, he plays hard. It will be interesting to see him play this year."
Some players are chatty. Some informative. And then there's free safety Travis Bell.
He's expected to be one of WVU's top defensive players next season. But he's a man of few words.
If you listen closely, though, you'll uncover some gems from the junior.
For instance, Bell was asked about the Mountaineer defense.
"We're going to be [among the nation's] top five defenses this year," he said. "We're trying to. We'd like to be No. 1."
The difference between last season's 3-3-5 odd stack and the new 3-4 scheme?
"It's a lot faster and easier for other players," he said, excluding himself.
He was asked if the secondary is missing anything since the loss of seniors Eain Smith, Keith Tandy and Brantwon Bowser.
Newcomers of impact?
"I'm going to go with the freshman, [safety] Karl Joseph. I like him. He brings a lot to the table."
His high moment since becoming a Mountaineer?
"I'm going to go with my first game against UNLV. I had the big hit on the sideline. I got a flag for it. But it was still worth it."
Then there was this. When asked about his low moment as a Mountaineer, Bell shook his head and answered.
"Every time I go against Tavon Austin," he said. "Every day."
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