Morgantown, W. Va. – Wednesday, December 18 is one of the first days armchair coaches around the country start to really judge their team’s 2020 season potential. The Wednesday before Christmas is the early national signing day for letters of intent across the country.
For Neal Brown, his coaching staff and his current players; it’s a day that shows just how much future players are trusting the climb.
As of lunchtime Wednesday, the 2020 West Virginia recruiting class was sitting at 16 signees, eight on offense, 12 on defense and spanning 11 states, Canada and the Netherlands.
Many of the players committing to West Virginia’s football class of 2020 have expressed their excitement about the opportunity to play for West Virginia and head coach Neal Brown. Wide receiver commit Reese Smith has an already established connection with Brown as they go into the 2020 season, with Smith coming from the head coach’s hometown and high school and having beaten several of Brown’s records as receiver.
Another wide receiver of note that just committed to the Mountaineers, and a big pickup for Coaches Trickett and Dye is Savannah, Georgia’s Sam Brown. This three-star recruit has received offers from Florida, Georgia and Ole Miss as well as having once been committed to UCF, committed and signed to play for Brown’s Mountaineers next fall. Sam Brown’s signing is a huge gain for the offense, and a player many had their eyes on as recently as last week (with Florida hoping he would not sign anywhere and the Gators hoped to have more time recruiting the star). Brown is friends with current Mountaineers Winston Wright and Sam Sneed and has known Coach Trickett for several years.
As the day continues, there will likely be more new Mountaineers committing to suit up in the Old Gold and Blue next fall. Stay tuned to Blue Gold Sports for more updates.