The Mountaineers had their annual Spring Game this past Saturday and while their was a big impression left on the fan base by the play of the defense, there was a bigger impression left on the visiting recruits.
2016 OL Josh Ball saw his rating upgraded to a 4 star OL this past week and the Mountaineers put themselves in a better position with the talented OL this past Saturday. Ball has visited the WVU campus several times before and continues to be impressed by what he sees both on and off the field.
2016 QB Cody Saunders was the most likely name to commit this past weekend,and while that didn’t happen, look for a potential commitment this week when the coaching staff visits him. Saunders just picked up an offer from the Mountaineers last week but has been impressed with everything WVU has to offer.
2016 DE/OLB Tymar Sutton was only expected to be on campus for the Spring Game but decided to extend the visit into a weekend trip. Sutton is another prospect that has visited the campus several other times but this time looks to be the trip that may seal the commit. Sutton will continue playing out the process but the Mountaineers are in an excellent position to land a commitment this summer.
2016 S Marcelino Ball was another prospect that WVU were hoping to land a commitment from this weekend but Ball isn’t ready to end his process yet. Ball stated that the coaching staff continues to impress him and he will attend the WVU football camp this summer.
2016 CB Rontavius Groves was a surprise visitor this past weekend and the Mountaineers made the most of the visit. Groves spoke at length with Seider and Galloway about his recruitment and place on the WVU football team. Groves views WVU as the perfect place for him and continues to be impressed with all aspects of WVU.
2016 WR Tino Ellis was another surprise visitor this weekend when he visited with his cousins, Jordan and Jacquez Adams. Ellis has been a heavily recruited target of the Mountaineers for a long time and they continued their relentless pursuit of him this weekend. The relationship that the coaches are building with Ellis and the family connections at WVU could be a huge factor for the Mountaineers.
2016 ATH Jordan Wilson is a new name to watch on the Mountaineers commit watch. Wilson was a visitor this past weekend and walked away with a great impression of the football and academic programs that WVU has to offer. Wilson is currently projected to be a TE at the college level and is really impressed with how WVU uses their TE’s all over the field. If the Mountaineers are able to land Wilson he would add a new dimension to the WVU offense.
2016 QB Tylin Oden made the trip to Morgantown and walked away with a bigger impression of WVU and now the Mountaineers are at the top of his list. Oden hopes to visit WVU before making his decision in June but the coaching staff will visit him this week.
2016 OL Zach Adams doesn’t currently hold an offer from WVU but that didn’t stop him from visiting this past weekend. Adams will be visited by the coaching staff this week where WVU may extend an offer. Adams is impressed with the football program and the direction the program continues to take.
2016 S Devin Studstill, son of former WVU football player Darren, walked away very impressed by the family atmosphere on the football team and by the way the Mountaineers are recruiting him.
2017 QB David Mills was on campus and walked away having a better idea of how he’d fit into the WVU offense scheme. Mills continues to be impressed with what WVU is developing young QB’s. Look for the Mountaineers to turn the heat up on Mills to get a commit.
2017 ATH Derek Pitts was on campus again this past weekend and continues to like what the Mountaineers have to offer. The instate ATH is seeing his recruitment skyrocket and the Mountaineers don’t want to let him slip out of their hands. Pitts will be back on campus for the summer camp where WVU will be pressing hard for a commit.
2016 WR Steven Smothers didn’t make the trip to WVU this past weekend due to prior high school obligations. Smothers has listed WVU as his favorites and looks to be a heavy target of the coaching staff.
2016 LB Jango Glackin visited Wisconsin this weekend. The Badgers are making a strong push to land Glackin after they recently lost two LB recruits to other schools. WVU plans on visiting Glackin this week.
2016 LB commit Logan Thimmons has informed our Jeremy Simon that he will be an early enrollee next year. Expect to see Thimmons on campus in January 2016.