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The Rundown, 10/30/17: West Virginia Picks Up ‘19 Commitment, HUGE Commit Watch, and the Coaching Carousel

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Check out what’s trending through Mountaineer Nation in today’s edition of The Rundown.

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Good morning, everyone! It’s Riot Bowl Week and the Cyclones are ranked No. 14. It’s probably going to be a weird week. Let’s power through this together.

In Mountaineers news...

TAKE ME HOME ‘19: Not everything that happened on Saturday was terrible. The Mountaineers picked up a verbal commitment from a very promising prospect out of North Carolina. Lee Kpogba blew the West Virginia coaches away when he camped in Morgantown over the summer, and decided to give his pledge to the Mountaineers on Saturday after the game.

COMMIT WATCH: I’ve already mentioned it two times in the last two weeks, but Kwantel Raines will be announcing where he will be playing at the collegiate level this evening in Aliquippa, PA. As far as I know, the Mountaineers are still in the driver seat. Raines was in Morgantown for the game on Saturday, but has been silent since then. As always, The Smoking Musket will monitor the situation and report the news as it happens.

Around the League and Beyond...

THE SHARKS ARE NOT SAFE (SB Nation): The coaching carousel is already starting to turn. Florida fired head coach Jim McElwain yesterday, after the Gators looked flat out awful in their 42-7 loss to Georgia. The Mothership has compiled a list of 21 names to watch in the Gator’s coaching search, but smart money is probably on another former Saban assistant because Florida will never learn.

CFP RANKINGS (SB Nation): The College Football Playoff committee will release their first rankings tomorrow night, but SB Nation took the time to predict how they think the Top 25 will shake out. Spoilers: The Mountaineers do not make the cut.

BASEBALL IS GOOD AGAIN! (The Ringer): Baseball got into the Adderall again last night. The Astros and Dodgers played in another instant classic in game 5, with the Astros winning on a walk off single from Alex Bregman.

And that’s it!

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