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West Virginia Football Recruiting Update: Another Day, Another Florida Prospect

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Cody Bowes (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Southridge HS)

The Mountaineers are on a bit of a hot streak right now, reeling in recruits left and right. It wasn’t that long ago that the Mountaineers had one of the lower ranked classes because they just had not secured many commitments. June 12th saw the Mountaineers with only three commitments. As June comes to a close, West Virginia has garnered six commitments in a little over two weeks, bringing their total to nine.

The latest player to commit to the Mountaineers is 3-star lineman Cody Bowes. Bowes hails from the Mountaineer pipeline state of Florida. The 32nd ranked offensive guard and 32-ranked tackle held offers from Pitt and Ohio State but chose the Mountaineers thanks in part to the energy and excitement that running backs coach JaJuan Seider exudes.

I was talking with coach Seider this morning, and they were really excited about me and think I have a great future. I think it plays a big role when I feel like somebody is just as excited about my future as I am.-Cody Bowes

The Mountaineers have a big need on the offensive line as the roster is stocked with seniors but has a hole after that. The 6'-3", 270 Bowes gives the Mountaineers a player who can come in almost immediately and play. Bowes is a former teammate of another WVU commit, Mike Harley. Bowes transferred from St. Thomas Aquinas to Southridge.

The Mountaineers have seen their class ranking continue to rise in June. The Mountaineers now have 9 overall verbal commitments and the 53rd ranked class according to 247Sports.