Monday, October 24, 2016

Mountaineers Land Top JUCO Defensive Back

The WVU coaching staff knew they needed some experience in their secondary next season and they have started to take steps to rebuild it. Today saw them take a big step in adding some experience when JUCO DB Toyous Avery committed to WVU.

Avery, 6’0 200 lbs. safety prospect from Coffeyville Community College, is coming off a 70 tackle and 5 interception season and will provide the Mountaineers with some college football experience in the defensive backfield next season which is an area that the Mountaineers will lose 5 key contributors from last season.

Avery was a Colorado State commit since mid December but when the Mountaineers began to show interest, he opened things up. After a visit from new WVU coach Matt Caponi which resulted in an offer from WVU, Avery scheduled a visit to WVU for this weekend and made the most of it when he committed on Saturday afternoon.

With Kyzir White already on board and now with the addition of Toyous Avery, the Mountaineers coaching staff is building a secondary that might not be as highly regarded as last season’s unit but will provide them with experience which a huge asset when you face a rebuilding process especially when you face the offenses that WVU will in the Big 12.