The Mountaineers were able to secure a pair of commits on Sunday in ATH Ricky Johns and defensive lineman Marcus Coleman.
Coleman, a 6’5 290 lbs. defensive tackle from St. Frances Academy (MD), will provide the Mountaineers some much needed depth next season on the defensive line. “I just love everything about WVU which is why I committed.” Coleman was awarded an MVP during a camp visit last month and the Mountaineers continued their pursuit which led to today’s commit. Coleman’s ability to play all positions along the line will also benefit him in seeing instant playing time at WVU. “I view this commitment like a marriage, you don’t cheat on her.”
Johns, a 6’2 175 lbs. wide receiver/defensive back from North Penn (PA), was the second commit of the day for the Mountaineers and comes with versatility to play multiple positions. “I will play wherever the coaching staff feels that I can make the biggest impact.” Johns was a visitor to the Mountaineers Junior Day in March and Coach Scott never let up. “Coach Scott made a big impression on me throughout my recruitment and I just like the coaching staff and the facilities in Morgantown.” If WVU chooses to play Johns at defensive back then he will join Collin Smith, Eugene Brown, DeAmonte King, and Alex Woods as defensive back commits in the 2017 class which is the biggest area that WVU needed to address this offseason.