West Virginia Football Recruiting 2011: T-Minus 6 Days until National Signing Day

National Signing Day is less than a week away on February 2.  Thus far, WVU has 17 verbal commitments and 5 early enrollees (already in school and on the roster) for a Scout.com national ranking of 48th and a Rivals.com national ranking of 27th.  We've assembled player profiles (with videos when possible) from the 22 commitments after the jump.

I'm not sure if this is the official video or not, but here's what appears to be the latest recruiting video:


Early Enrollees

*NOTE:  40 yard dash times (when available) are in parentheses.

Brian Athey - QB, 6-3, 203, Eden Prairie, Minn./ Eden Prairie HS (4.8)
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via vmedia.rivals.com

Scout 2*, Rivals 3*
Coached by Mike Grant at Eden Prairie High … led team to a combined record of 21-3 as a starting quarterback in 2009 and 2010 … first team all-Lake Conference in 2010 … lost in the finals in 2009 and quarterfinals in 2010 of the Minnesota Class 5A State Championship playoffs … rated No. 6 on the Rivals.com Minnesota Postseason Top 10 … completed 45-of-90 for 719 yards in 2010, with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions … was a star baseball player … grandson of former WVU assistant coach Dwight Wallace... Metro News article


Josh Francis
- LB, 6-2, 215, Scranton, Pa./Lackawanna CC (4.5)

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via media.scout.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Coached by Mark Duda at Lackawanna College … named a 2010 NJCAA first team All-American … named a "Super Sophomore" by The Sporting News … team finished 9-2 in 2010 with a win in the Graphics Edge Bowl over No. 8 Ellsworth … finished two-year career with 95 tackles, 13 sacks, accumulating 98 yards and 19 tackles for loss … runs a 4.5 40-yard dash … HIGHLIGHTS ... Metro News article ... also offered by Arkansas, Kansas State, North
Carolina, Oregon and Rutgers.


Paul Millard
- QB, 6-2, 200, Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound HS (4.8)

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via vmedia.rivals.com

Scout 2*, Rivals 3*
Coached by Cody Vanderford … No. 1 nationally rated quarterback in passing and No. 2 in total offense by MaxPreps … completed 331-of-500 passes for an area-best 4,491 yards and 47 touchdowns in 11 games as a senior, completing 66.2 percent of his passes … named honorable mention all-state 5A … earned second team DFW 5A all-area honors … threw for 300 or more yards in 10 games, 400 or more yards in seven games and 500 or more yards once … helped lead Flower Mound to the District 8-5A championship and made an appearance in the 5A Division II playoffs … completed 33-of-48 passes for 488 yards and six touchdowns against Plano West … season-high 528 yards and four touchdowns against Martin … completed 30-of-39 passes for 497 yards and five touchdowns against Marcus … threw for 493 yards and four touchdowns against Plano East … had 440 yards and five touchdowns against Dallas Jesuit … threw for 379 yards and six touchdowns against Hebron … completed 41-of-54 passes for 425 yards and five touchdowns against Allen … threw for 3,766 yards and 35 touchdowns as a junior … also ran for a score … completed 328-of-509 passes for 64.4 percent of his passes … threw for 400 yards or more in five games, including 502 yards against Carroll … threw three touchdowns as a sophomore... WVi article


Vance Roberts
- DB, 5-10, 170, Washington, D.C./Dunbar HS (4.6)

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via media.scout.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 4*
Coached by Craig Jefferies at Dunbar High … helped lead team to an 8-4 record in 2010, losing in the state championship … 2010 Washington Post Honorable Mention all-Met … played in the 2010 NUC All-World Gridiron Classic ... rated No. 1 on the Rivals.com District of Columbia Postseason Top 5 … rated No. 16 cornerback on Rivals.com … also rated No. 212 on the Rivals.com Rivals250 … finished senior and junior season with 93 tackles, 12 pass breakups, five interceptions and 14 punt returns for touchdowns … also had 15 receptions for 273 yards and one touchdown as a senior … brother of WVU classmate Vernard RobertsWVi article and video ... also offered by Miami (Fla.), Connecticut, Michigan State New Mexico, Rutgers, Syracuse and Wisconsin.


Vernard Roberts
- RB, 5-11, 175, Washington, D.C./Dunbar HS (4.7)

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via media.scout.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Coached by Craig Jefferies at Dunbar High … was the leading rusher on a 9-2 team in 2009 that lost in the state semifinals … finished 2009 season with 1,004 yards on 100 carries with nine touchdowns … also had 13 receptions for 165 yards and three touchdowns … finished three-year career with 238 carries, 1,728 yards rushing and 14 rushing touchdowns … brother of WVU classmate Vance RobertsWVi article and video ... also offered by Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan State, New Mexico, Rutgers and Wisconsin.


Avery Williams
- DB, 5-10, 173, Washington, D.C./Calvin Coolidge HS (4.43)
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via vmedia.rivals.com

Scout 2*, Rivals 3*
Signed an original letter of intent with WVU in Feb. 2010 … coached by Jason Lane at Calvin Coolidge … MaxPreps Top 10 football players who standout in Washington D.C. and Maryland … two-time all-DCIAA selection … two-time league offensive most valuable player … second team specialist as a junior … two-time team most valuable player … named team’s best all-around athlete in 2007 … averaged almost 6.0 yards per carry and two touchdowns as a senior … scored two two-point conversions … helped lead Coolidge to an 8-4 record as a senior … ran for 600 yards and six touchdowns … finished with 135 yards and three touchdowns receiving … collected three interceptions on defense … helped lead Coolidge to a 9-3 record and advance to the first round of the city playoffs … also lettered in indoor and outdoor track … NBC4 video ... also offered by Kansas, Michigan State and Utah.

 

[The majority of the above profiles are courtesy of MSNsportsNet.com.]


Verbal Commitments

*NOTE:  Measureables were averaged if conflicting numbers from Scout and Rivals

Jared Barber - MLB, 6-1, 219, Mocksville, NC/Davie County HS (4.63)
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via goldandbluezone.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as the #45 MLB ... injury and illness plagued senior season ... Fr stats - 155 tackles, 26 TFL, 4 sacks ... So stats - 103 tackles, 22 TFL, 9 sacks ... Jr stats - 149 tackles, 26 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 4 FR ... WVi article ... also has offers from NC State and Wake Forest


Ben Bradley - DT, 6-2, 273, Norcross, GA/Norcross HS (5.2)

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Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as #84 DT ... SENIOR HIGHLIGHTS ... WVi article ... also has offers from NC State, South Carolina and UCF


Isaiah Bruce - MLB, 6-2, 205, Riverview, FL/Providence Christian School

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via goldandbluezone.com

Scout 2*, Rivals NR
Scout lists him as #73 MLB ... HS defense ran 3-3-5 ... power cleans 300 lbs ... won Florida state title in 300 yard hurdles ... WVi article ... also has offers from Purdue and Vanderbilt


Andrew Buie - RB, 5-10, 190, Jacksonville, FL/Trinity Christian Academy (4.7)

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via blogs.palmbeachpost.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 4*
Scout lists him as the #49 RB, Rivals lists him as #6 ... Jr stats - Rush: 201 att, 1901 yds, 9.5 avg, 22 TDs, Rec: 5 rec, 174 yds, 2 TDs ... scored 4 TDs and ran for 242 yds in FL class 1A state championship game ... cousin to former Mountaineer safety Boogie Allen ... HIGHLIGHT CLIP ... WVi article ... also has offers from Louisville, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pitt, South Carolina and Tennessee


Dante Campbell - WR, 6-4, 192, East Ridge, FL/East Ridge HS (4.5)

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via www.wboy.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as the #137 WR ... Jr stats - 31 rec, 486 yds, 3 TDs ... SENIOR HIGHLIGHTS ... Orlando Sentinel article ... also has offers from Bowling Green, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic and Washington State


Terrell Chestnut - CB, 5-10.5, 179, Pottstown, PA/Pottsgrove SHS (4.5)

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via www.pottstownmercury.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 4*
Scout lists him as the #56 CB, Rivals lists him as #20 ... on PA Big 33 roster ... recent, much publicized de-commit from Pitt ... WVi article ... SENIOR HIGHLIGHTS ... also has offers from Boston College, Miami (FL) and Villanova


Cody Clay - TE, 6-4, 235, Charleston, WV/George Washington HS (4.83)

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via vmedia.rivals.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 2*
Scout lists him as the #66 TE ... 1st verbal to 2011 recruiting class ... Jr stats - 20 rec, 278 yds, 4 TDs ... 7 on 7 Tournament Video ... Daily Mail article ... also has offer from Marshall


Dustin Garrison - RB, 5-8, 160, Pearland, TX/Pearland HS
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Scout 2*, Rivals 2*
Jr stats - 201 att, 1334 yds, 6.6 avg, 11 TDs ... Sr stats - Rush:  360 att, 2564 yds, 7.1 avg, 42 TDs, Rec:  36 rec, 579 yds, 5 TDs ... Houston area Offensive MVP ... SENIOR HIGHLIGHTS ... WVi article


Russell Haughton-James - OL, 6-6, 285, Plantation, FL/American Heritage School (5.0)

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via miamiherald.typepad.com

Scout 2*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as the #148 OT ... Imposing baseball pitcher ... JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS ... Miami Herald article


Brandon Jackson - OL, 6-3.5, 327, Lakewood, OH/St. Edward HS
(5.3)
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via media.scout.com

Scout 2*, Rivals 2*
Cleveland Plain Dealer article ... also has offers from Akron, Ball State, Ohio and Toledo


Justin Johnson - OG, 6-3, 288, Parkersburg, WV/Parkersburg HS (5.2)

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via www.newsandsentinel.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 2*
Scout lists him as the #78 OG ... Chesapeake Bowl Participant ... brother to WVU OG Josh Jenkins ... JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS ... WVi article ... also has offers from Marshall and Ohio


Nick Kwiatkoski - S, 6-2, 205, Bethel Park. PA/Bethel Park HS (4.5)

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Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as the #109 S ... Selected for Chesapeake Bowl, but had to withdraw due to nagging back injury ... PPG Blog post ... also has offer from Boston College


Kenneth Myers - WR, 6-2, 183, Jacksonville, FL/First Coast HS (4.55)
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via photos.teamzonesports.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as the #154 WR ... over 400 yds and 6 TDs as a junior ... may try to play baseball at WVU as well ... JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS ... Florida Times Union article ... also has offers from Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Illinois, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi and South Florida


Shaquille Petteway - OLB/S, 6-1, 193, Steubenville, OH/Steubenville HS (4.5)
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Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as the #44 S ... So stats - 116 tackles, 19 TFL ... Jr stats - 98 tackles, 18.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks and 2 FF ... HIGHLIGHTS ... also has offers from Akron, Michigan State, Syracuse and Toledo


Kyle Rose - DE, 6-4, 235, Centerville, OH/Centerville HS (4.8)
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via www.wvillustrated.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as the #68 DE ... 15 sacks in his junior year ... HIGHLIGHTS ... WVi article ... also has offers from Ball State, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kansas and Ohio


Shawntel "Shaq" Rowell - DT, 6-4, 305, Council Bluffs IA/Iowa Western CC

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via t1.gstatic.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
JC transfer ... was a member of the much publicized 2008 OSU recruiting class that was nicknamed "The Brew Crew" ... HIGHLIGHTS ... WVi article


Jermichael Selders - RB, 5-11, 175, Houston, TX/Cypress Creek HS (4.4)
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via wvillustrated.com

Scout 3*, Rivals 3*
Scout lists him as the #54 RB, Rivals #43 ... was hoping for early enrollment ... once a solid verbal, now soft verbal ... missed senior season with a torn ACL ... So stats - 163 att, 1114 yds, 6.8 avg and 13 TDs ... Jr stats - 194 att, 1533 yds, 7.9 avg and 23 TDs ... HIGHLIGHTS ... WVi article ... also has offers from Arkansas, Baylor, California, Iowa St, Memphis, Miami (OH), Mississippi St, Tulane and Tulsa

 

There you have it.  If there are any more verbal commitments between now and next Wednesday, I'll be sure to add them to the list.  And make sure you stick with us on NSD next week; it's always fun around here (like I really needed to tell you all that).

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