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West Virginia Mountaineers Add Two To 2017 Recruiting Class, Turn Attention To Last Prospect Camp

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Dana Holgorsen and company picked up two verbal commitments for the 2017 recruiting class on Sunday, and will now turn their attention to the final one-day prospect camp of the summer.

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News Of Note

Football:

West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that the Mountaineer football program has made a donation of equipment and apparel to the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission, as a part of the flood relief efforts in West Virginia.

An NCAA basketball tournament-style competition was held to select the greatest team in school history on a vote of the fans. As expected, it came down to the two teams which came closest to winning a national championship — Don Nehlen's 1988 undefeated team and Rich Rodriguez's 2007 juggernaut The fans went the only way they really could, proclaiming Nehlen's 1988 group the top team, a decision that Nehlen totally agrees with.

Recruiting

West Virginia added two pieces to its ever-growing 2017 recruiting class Sunday, and both were of the always-welcome "surprise" variety — Baltimore's St. Frances Academy defensive tackle Marcus Coleman and North Penn (Lansdale, Pennsylvania) athlete Ricky Johns.

One more camp. That's all that's left before West Virginia coaches turn their focus from recruiting toward the football season. This Saturday, the Mountaineers will host their final one-day prospect camp of the summer, and it's shaping up to be quite the event. While many top in-state products will be there, the focus may be on a handful of targets from Western Pennsylvania.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

ESPN wraps up their Big 12 regular season predictions with the Sooners having the horses to prevail in Bedlam again and West Virginia's improved defense surprising Baylor in week 14.

Around The NCAA:

Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern Wildcats somehow won 10 games despite awful offense and special teams. Can they shore up their weaknesses enough to account for some inevitable regression to the mean in the luck/randomness department?

With the margins growing increasingly slim between successes and failures in both college football and in everyday life, Dan and Ty make a game show out of college football numbers on the newest episode of The Solid Verbal.

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