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In-State Prospect Dante Stills Listed As Impact Freshman For Pre-Season Top 10 West Virginia

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Going on ESPN.com columnist Mark Schlabach’s Way Too Early Top 25, the Worldwide Leader of Sports has put together a list of an impact freshmen for each team in the top 25. This is your reminder that at least one person at ESPN believes WVU is Top 10 material.

Here is what the sports overlord had to say about the West Virginia Mountaineers

10. West Virginia: DE Dante Stills

Who doesn’t need a big man to rush the passer? Stills, at 6-foot-4 and 284 pounds, signed with the Mountaineers in December over offers from Florida, Georgia, Miami, Oklahoma and others. Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson noted that West Virginia could have used Stills against Utah in the postseason, so apparently, he’s ready to contribute immediately. Stills knows what to expect, as his father, Gary, played linebacker at the school and brother Darius already is a defensive lineman in Morgantown. -- Sherman

Still is the kind of athlete that West Virginia needs the state to produce and the school needs to convince to attend in order to take the next step in their evolution in the Big 12. One of the reasons the 2017 struggled was the defense and their inability to stop the run. Stills brings a big body on the defensive line who can clog running lanes and get to the passer. One more reason that 2018 is setting up nicely for West Virginia.