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Louisville in Lead for Former WVU Commit

Sheldrick Redwine, a 3 star CB out of Miami, FL, had originally verbally committed to WVU in March of this year. However, on May 21st of this year Redwine decommitted from WVU citing his family felt it was in his best interests to reopen his recruitment.

Since decomitting from WVU Redwine has received numerous offers including Louisville, UConn, Minnesota, Arkansas, Illinois, and most recently Texas. Louisville seems to be the new frontrunner for Sheldrick according to his most recent statements telling that, “they’re pretty high, they’re still number 1 right now”.

Redwines change of heart seems to have nothing to do with WVU or its coaching staff. Louisville stands to lose at least 2 defensive backs after the season and possibly a third to the NFL draft. This obviously means that Redwine would have a great chance of playing as a true freshman for the Cardinals. WVU and Coach Holgorsen are also not shy about playing true freshman either. However, the Mountaineer defensive secondary is much improved over last season and are very young.  Terrell Chestnut is a redshirt junior, Daryl Worley is a sophomore, and Dravon Henry is a true freshman.

Redwine’s decision may come down to where he has the least amount of competition and Louisville, who also boasts the #1 defense in the nation this season, provides that opportunity. Despite Louisville seeming to be the favorite right now Texas and West Virginia are thought to make the final cut for Sheldrick before he makes his decision. Redwine’s will probably wait to close to signing day to make his final selection.

Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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