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West Virginia Football Recruiting Rundown: Offers, offers, offers!

The West Virginia coaches have been out on the recruiting trail as Spring ball has ended and the wait for Fall football to begin. The staff doesn't have many commits for the 2017 class but that isn't for a lack of offers.

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Markquese Bell, Athlete (Bridgeton, NJ)

Bell is a 4-star athlete as rated by 247 Sports. He holds a host of Division 1 offers including Michigan, who appears to be the front runner at the moment. The 261st prospect in the nation and fourth best athlete in New Jersey, Bell is an explosive athlete who won the gold medal in the high jump at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in the spring. Bell worked his way into the quarterback role at Bridgeton High School where he passed for 576 yards and 6 touchdowns. He added an additional 222 yards on the ground for the 8-3 Bulldogs.

Bell switched to receiver for the 2015 season where he caught 52 passes for 792 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed 27 times for 191 yards and a touchdown while catching 6 two-point conversions and helped his team to a 7-4 record. Bell was named South Jersey Offensive Player of the Year. At 6'-3" and 190 pounds, Bell offers a great combination of speed and height at receiver.

Michael Nesbitt, Cornerback (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Michael Nesbitt is a 6'-1. 180 pound 3-star cornerback out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nesbitt is being recruited by JaJuan Seider, who is responsible for Jovon Durante and Justin Crawford joining the Mountaineers along with 2017 commits Alex Sinkfield and Tevin Bush. Nesbitt also holds a host of Division 1 offers including South Carolina, Arkansas and Auburn. With three redshirt seniors set to graduate next year, Nesbitt could see early playing time with the Mountaineers.

Avery Showell, Safety (Alpharetta, GA)

Avery Showell is a 6'-2, 195 pound safety out of St. Francis in Alpharetta, Georgia. Showell holds offers from Minnesota and Rutgers. Showell is a two sport star also playing basketball for St. Francis with his brother Anthony. Those names might be familiar to WVU fans as St. Francis was the team that ended Poca's 31-game winning streak.

Tate Martell, Dual-Threat Quarterback (Las Vegas, NV)

The real prize in the 2017 race, Tate Martell originally committed to Texas A&M back in August of last year but decommitted after visiting Ohio State. Martell's decommitment caused Texas A&M receiver's coach Aaron Moorehead to subtweet at Martell, stating "I feel sorry for ppl who never understand loyalty". As a note, its a bad idea for coaches to take to social media when a player decommits.

Martell is the number-one rated dual threat quarterback in the nation and the number 35-rated prospect overall. A five-star prospect, Martell won the Nevada Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2014-2015. In two years at Bishop Gorman in Nevada, Martell has thrown for over 7,000 yards and 72 touchdowns.

As can be expected with top prospects, Martell owns offers from nearly every major college program. Martell decommitted from Texas A&M after visiting Ohio State. He is also warm on the Cal Bears, where former Dana Holgorsen protege Jake Spavital is now coaching.

Bo Bauer, Inside Linebacker (Erie, PA)

The 2017 class isn't the only class receiving offers. Matt "Bo" Bauer is a 2018 class outside linebacker from Erie, PA. A 4-star rated linebacker, Bauer holds several offers from northeast schools including Pitt and Penn State. At 6'-2" and 200 pounds, Bauer is an outside linebacker at Cathedral Prep but could project more as an inside linebacker in college. Bauer is considered one of the top linebackers in Pennsylvania. WVU stole one top linebacker from Penn State, could Bauer be the next?