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West Virginia football on a hot streak, continues to add commitments to 2018 class

If you haven’t been paying attention, things are going pretty well for the Mountaineers, recruiting-wise, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon.

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Quick Hits:
Jennings pleased with progress of wideouts | The Exponent Telegram
Gary Jennings sees West Virginia’s wide receiving corps as one with a ton of potential — but one that also must prove itself.

Strong running game should complement highly touted QB for WVU | Pittsburgh Tribune Review
With highly hyped quarterback Will Grier finally cleared for the full year, the West Virginia enters the 2017 season with high hopes for its passing game. But over the past few seasons, the Mountaineer offense has been propelled by the run, and the talented backs who pushed WVU to its first 10-win season in the Big 12 era are back.

Benton Sees Young Linebackers Emerging for WVU | EerSports
Al-Rasheed Benton says the young linebackers are ready to make an impact.

Mountaineer football legends set to participate in The Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am | The Times WV
West Virginia University football legends Marc Bulger, Jeff Hostetler, Pat McAfee and Don Nehlen will join the star-studded field for the Wednesday Pro-Am at The Greenbrier Classic on July 5.

Anti Earns Two Podium Finishes | WVU Athletics
Rising West Virginia University junior Will Anti earned a pair of podium finishes in junior competitions in the final days of the USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol, at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia.

WVU football continues to add commitments to 2018 class | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia has been on quite a recruiting roll in recent weeks, securing commitments from three high school prospects as well as three transfers. The way the schedule is laid out, though, the Mountaineers may just be getting started.

GW QB Wells using 7-on-7s as recruiting boost | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia continues to watch in-state quarterback Grant Wells, and the rising junior at George Washington High School got the chance to show off the current state of his game during WVU’s recent 7-on-7 football camp.

Quick Hits:
The Big 12 as Annoying Facebook Friends | Wide Right & Natty Lite
Wide Right & Natty Lite have gone off the deep end, and are now comparing Big 12 programs to stereotypical Facebook users.

We’re light on news today because of the holiday, so take a look at these player interviews from the open media session last week.

If you’ll excuse me, I have to go try some of these trick shots.

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