The WVU football team hosted a few visitors this past week with CB DeAmonte King, DB Kalen McCain, and DB Derek Pitts making visits to the campus. Pitts has to be the top defensive recruit for WVU but McCain is an intriguing prospect as well. McCain left North Carolina State for Lackawanna Community College this season and we are all aware of the Mountaineers success at Lackawanna.
King says that the visit went great and he was really impressed with the interest that WVU is showing along with the coaching staff. King has the Mountaineers has his top choice and it’s trending in the right direction for WVU to land a commitment from him.
2017 DT Derrius Mullins tells me that WVU is still in his Top 5 and he is planning on a visit to WVU during the weekend of the 25th along with Penn State and Pitt.
2017 DE Noah Curtis says that the Mountaineers are still a top choice for him and that he plans to make a visit to WVU this summer.
JUCO DT Isaiah Johnson says that he is working on a summer visit to Morgantown and that the Mountaineers are a top option for him. Johnson has 2 years of eligibility after this season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
2017 RB Michael Carter informs me that WVU has backed off since landing 2 other running backs in the 2017 class. Carter seemed to be a favorite for the Mountaineers but it appears that WVU is comfortable with the 2 already on board.
WVU has made the final list for a few prospects this week in WR Emmanuel Greene (Top 7), CB Josiah Scott (Top 3), and WR Tahj Capehart (Top 10). Scott is set to make a decision in late July and tells me that WVU made the list because of the relationship he has built with the staff and the length that they have been recruiting him. Greene subsequently verbally committed to UCF.
2018 WR Jahan Dotson says that while he isn’t looking to make a decision just yet, the Mountaineers remain in the running for one of the top wide receivers in the 2018 class.
The recruitment is starting to pickup for instate DL Dante Stills (2018) and DL Darius Stills (2017) since the beginning of summer camps. Darius has picked up offers from Liberty and Wake Forest in June while Dante has offers from North Carolina and Wake Forest. Dante holds an offer from WVU while Darius is focusing on other schools at the moment.
Three prospects that aren’t trending in the right direction for WVU are OL Riley Locklear, OL Billy Ross, and DB Lamont Wade.
2017 PF RaiQuan Gray released a top 13 last week that listed WVU as a finalist. Gray says that the relationship he is building with Coach Huggins and Coach Harrison is a big reason that WVU made the cut.
2017 SF Kyle Young also released a Top 10 list and WVU made the cut which was expected given how much time and effort Bob Huggins and his staff have spent recruiting Young. Young has the looks of a top scorer and has been on the Mountaineers radar for quite awhile now.
WVU was host to 2019 PF Oscar Tshiewbe of Mountain Mission (VA) over the weekend. Tshiewbe has the look of a future superstar and WVU is very familiar with Mountain Mission since landing Maciej Bender as part of the 2016 class.