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Pair of West Virginia 2022 Recruits De-Commit Within Hour of Each Other

The West Virginia football team lost a couple commitments they originally had secured to their team for the 2022 Fall season.

First it was four-star running back Justin Johnson announcing his de-commitment on Wednesday evening through a Twitter post while saying he is reopening his recruiting process. The running back attended East Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, where he received a total of 29 college offers but West Virginia coaches Chad Scott and Jeff Koonz were able to secure the tailback… until they couldn’t.

Williams is a 6-foot, 205-pound back who is aggressive and looked at as one of the top high school running backs coming out of future college backfields. The Georgia native’s college offers included Louisville, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Michigan State and Kansas just to name some.

Within less than an hour later another 2022 commitment the Mountaineers originally had secured in wide receiver Kevin Thomas announced he was de-committing from West Virginia. Thomas also committed to the Mountain state in July and also had a number of offers from other colleges.

Thomas is perceived as a playmaking wide receiver out of high school who can run for yards after catch and is above average in breaking tackles and creating space. The receiver is also a taller player who can reach over defenders on contested passes.

Some of the other colleges that had previously offered Thomas included Florida, Michigan State, Nebraska and Texas A&M.

A pretty neat tidbit about Thomas is that he hails from the same town as current senior Mountaineer running back Leddie Brown in Neuman-Goretti in Philadelphia. Thomas was going to be looked at as big wide receiver target for current 2022 quarterback commitment Nicco Marchiol.

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