Thursday, October 20, 2016

Can WVU Take Advantage Of A Washington State Slow Start?

Many of you will read that title, scratch your head, and ask how does Washington State have any impact on West Virginia? As crazy as it sounds, the Mountaineers and Cougars are battling it out for 2 top recruits with the Mountaineers appearing to be in the driver’s seat given how the Cougars have started the season (2-2).

Over the past week, Washington State has lost 4 recruits including DT Lamonte McDougle who WVU appears to have zeroed in on to fill the final spot at the DT position in the 2017 class. McDougle would give the Mountaineers 3 defensive tackles in the 2017 class joining Jalen Harvey and Darius Stills. If McDougle joins the 2017 class then WVU has the pieces in this class to fix their run stopping ability that has haunted the Mountaineers in past year’s.

The other recruit that WVU is gaining ground on is WR Tyquez Hampton who is still committed to Washington State but has an official visit planned to WVU. Hampton is ranked as the 67th wide receiver in the 2017 class. Hampton has the size, 6’2 200 lbs., that WVU likes in their wide receivers along with the perfect skill set to play in the air raid offense.

If West Virginia is able to get these 2 recruits on campus then I believe that they could potentially secure commitments , giving the Mountaineers a  huge boost to their 2017 class.