Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Memorial Day Mountaineer Recruiting Rundown

With the WVU baseball team falling in the Big 12 tournament, there is now a slowdown on WVU sports but that’s not the case in the recruiting world. There have been many developments in both basketball and football recruiting.

2015 Miramar High School (FL) wide receiver Jovon Durante announced that he will be enrolling at WVU in June for summer classes. This is huge news for the Mountaineers given the questions surrounding the Miramar program this past season.

OL Josh Ball, WR Brad Hawkins, RB Johnnie Glaspie, and WR Divine Deablo have trimmed their list and the Mountaineers have made the final cut for all three prospects. Ball and Hawkins still have extensive lists but will eliminate schools with visits this summer and fall. Glaspie and Deablo have trimmed their list to the favorites and WVU is in a great position on both.

2016 ATH Keyshawn Canady currently holds an offer from WVU and is planning to visit the campus this summer. Canady list the Mountaineers and North Carolina as his favorites heading into the summer but there is a factor that could help WVU; Canady’s teammate RB Johnnie Glaspie also holds an offer from WVU

2017 DB Ameer Speed picked up his second offer this past week when WVU offered the talented Florida cornerback. Speed holds an offer from Colorado but will likely have more schools offering in his upcoming junior season.

Delray Beach (FL) CB Antwaine Richardson and Westlake (GA) Ronnie Blackmon both picked up an offer from WVU this past week. Richardson has instantly put the Mountaineers in the top of his list along with Wisconsin and Miami. The interesting twist to Blackmon is that he attends the same high school as Adam “Pacman” Jones.

Running back Jordon Brown started to list their favorites and the Mountaineers are in a great position with Brown. Brown loves all that WVU has to offer but wants to visit the campus this summer before making a decision.

Top 2017 RB prospect Trey Sermon picked up an offer from the Mountaineers and while there is interest from both parities, getting Sermon out of Georgia will be very tough for the Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers extended another offer to a top player in the 2017 in DT Grant Gibson. Gibson, 6’1 290lbs. from Mallard Creek High School (NC), is rated as a 4 star defensive tackle and currently holds offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Virginia Tech.

Bob Huggins has extended a pair of offers this past week to 2017 F Andre Rafus and 2016 G James Cumberland. Rafus has expressed interest in WVU and plans to visit the campus this summer.



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