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Recruiting Roundup: Early Signing Day Is Two Weeks Away

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Here is where things stand for the Mountaineers two weeks before early signing day

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RECENT COMMITS

Sean Martin- Martin is the newest Mountaineer commit, announcing his commitment on Twitter on December 1st. Martin, a 6’6, 260-pound defensive end out of Bluefield, West Virginia, is a consensus 3-star prospect who held a host of Power 5 offers including: Virginia Tech, Virginia (ACC Coastal Champs), Pitt and Penn State.

Jackie Matthews - Matthews is a three-star JUCO cornerback out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He originally hails from Alabama, Brown’s previous home turf. Matthews gives the Mountaineers a cornerback with experience who can slide in for Hakeem Bailey, Keith Washington and Josh Norwood. Matthews will have a redshirt available to him, so he has 3 years to play 2.

Lamy Constant - Constant is the current jewel of the class. Constant, a four-star running back prospect, had offers from numerous Power 5 teams including Florida, Miami, Tennessee and Michigan. Constant is the #20 running back and the #2 player in New York. The current staff identified him quickly and kept in constant contact which helped secure his commitment.

PREVIOUS COMMITS

David Vincent-Okoli - Vincent-Okoli is a 5’-11” speedster out of Gaithersburg who won both the 100 and 200 meter races in track. 247 is very high on the player, giving him a ranking of 164th nationally and a 4-star ranking.

Chris Mayo - Mayo, who hails from Highstown, New Jersey, is a big offensive guard who looks to be able to play both guard and tackle positions.

Garret Greene - Here is the guy everyone has their eye on. Greene, a quarterback out of Tallahassee, Florida, is a 6’-0, dual threat QB who has flashed both the arm and the mobility in his senior season that will make Mountaineer fans excited about the future.

Zach Frazier - From Fairmont comes Frazier, the top player in West Virginia this season. Frazier has dominated on both sides of the ball but this staff likes him as an offensive lineman and Frazier will look to help shore up the weak line that failed to produce 1,000 yards rushing this season.

Devell Washington - Devell is a tall wideout out of Michigan. Standing 6’-4”, Washington brings height to his game and could be fill out to be a tight end at this level. Washington helps fill the outside receiver position the staff was worried about.

Lanell Carr - Lanell Carr could be the next big thing for linebackers at West Virginia. A 230 pound machine, Carr has shown the ability to rush the passer. Vic Koenning will have a player who can make plays but may not fit a typical position.

Reese Smith - Smith most likely already knew of Coach Brown well before he ever joined the Mountaineers. Smith currently attends the same high school at Brown did, Danville, in Kentucky. Smith gives West Virginia a seriously productive slot receiver. Despite being only 5’-11, Smith entered his senior season with over 2,800 career receiving yards.

Jacob Gamble - Gamble is a 3-star JUCO offensive tackle who has played both right- and left-tackle in college so far. The enticing thing about Gamble is the mean streak with which he plays. Hailing from Iowa Western, Gamble brings the mid-western hard working mentality to the offensive line and could play any guard or tackle positions.

Jairo Faverus - Faverus, a 6’-0 corner out of the UK, is a 3-star kid that fans might not know much about now but the hype around him is real. The staff got on Jairo early and believe he could be someone who quickly makes a name for himself in the secondary.

Quay Mays - JUCO defensive tackle Quay Mays gives West Virginia an experienced defensive tackle with room to grow and improve. Mays has only played organized football for a short while, but he has a quick moves and can play both tackle and end.

Taurus Simmons - What Kwandel Raines was to the spur spot for Tony Gibson, Simmons is to the bandit spot. Simmons projects to be used as an edge rusher in Koenning’s system and that would suit him just fine.

Charles Finley - Finley is the type of tight end that coaches dream about. He can line up in tight on the line or flex out. At 6’-4, Finley offers the height that offensive coordinators dream about when they get inside the redzone.

FUTURE TARGETS

Daryl Porter - According to Porter’s twitter account, he has an official visit to West Virginia this weekend. Porter is a 3-star cornerback out of Florida who is high on the Mountaineers. He’s already taken official visits to Washington State and Utah, both of which are far from home.

Osita Smith - The staff is still extremely high on four-star safety Osita Smith. Smith was originally part of the 2019 class but due to academic issues, had to attend junior colleges. If Smith can get his grades up, he would be an excellent addition to the 2020 class.

Ahkeem Mesidor - Mesidor is a 3-star edge rusher who looks to be visiting the Mountaineers last, which often bodes well. Mesidor is currently projected to Syracuse, but the Orange have a lot of players at that position and the logjam may keep Mesidor from going that far north.