The West Virginia Mountaineers picked up their first official commitment of the Neal Brown era Friday afternoon as Cocoa, Florida native Rashean Lynn made it known that he wants to be a Mountaineer.
Announcing his commitment via Twitter, Lynn chose the Mountaineers over offers from the Louisville Cardinals, Oregon Ducks, Indiana Hoosiers and more. New West Virginia defensive coordinator Vic Koenning served as the lead recruiter for Lynn, with the two already knowing each other from Koenning’s time at Troy.
Lynn was a two-way standout for Cocoa Tigers, and although he’s listed as a three-star wide receiver by the recruiting services, the Mountaineers project to use him as a safety in Koenning’s shape-shifting defense. At an impressive 6’5”, 184 lbs, Lynn will most remind West Virginia fans of former standout safety Robert Sands, and brings the same physicality as the former Cincinnati Bengals fifth-round pick.
Rashean took his official visit to Morgantown on the weekend of January 16th, and was in attendance for West Virginia’s upset of the No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks. Lynn was scheduled to visit Louisville the following weekend and Indiana this weekend, but canceled both visits because of the impression the new West Virginia coaching staff left on him.
With Rashean’s commitment, Neal Brown has five remaining scholarships to use for the 2019 signing class. Lynn will sign his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, February 6th. The Smoking Musket will have full coverage of Rashean’s signing and more as the Mountaineers complete the first signing class under a new regime.
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