The morning was off to a fast start and everything was on track when Jovon Durante and Tyrek Cole sent in their letters of intent. The focus then turned to the afternoon announcements.
West Virginia was then faced with the lows of losing Kahlil Lewis to Cincinnati and Shaq Wilson flipping back to Georgia after committing to the Mountaineers.
Then there was running back Jordan Cronkrite who signed with Florida.
But all was not lost for West Virginia.
They still had a shot at wide receiver Gary Jennings who was down to WVU, Virginia and North Carolina. When it was over, Mountaineer Nation took a deep breath and felt much better after Jennings selected the Mountaineers.
“Just a few minutes ago Gary Jennings committed out of Virginia, which was kind of the last piece of the puzzle today,” Holgorsen said. “He’s been one of our top receiver targets. Coach Galloway did a great job cultivating a relationship with him and his family. He was a high priority today. We were extremely excited to get him on board.”
Holgorsen made it clear during his media conference that WVU is in a position now where they can be selective on a prospect. The numbers overall are there, and anything they add is an added bonus.
“There’s a couple guys that I’m thrilled about not being a part of that family at this point. The reason I say that is we were very selective toward the end of this process. It’s the first time in five seasons that we were able to be selective.” Holgorsen said.
Overall, Holgorsen says he’s very excited ab0ut the 2015 class.
“I’m really excited about the guys that we got. We have 22 guys that are on board. We’re thrilled to get to that number. We’re happy that they’re part of the Mountaineer family.” he said.
WVU coaches will now take a break before coming together for a team meeting.