Neal Brown and the West Virginia coaching staff are continuing their strong recruiting efforts. The WVU coaching staff recently gained a commitment from a Michigan graduate transfer, defensive end Reuben Jones, and the Mountaineer coaches also hosted their second camp of the summer this past weekend. Brown and his staff offered scholarships to two standouts at the camp. The first was David Okoli from Watkins Mill High School in Maryland. Okoli showed promise on both sides of the ball, at wide receiver and cornerback, and he also showed off his speed that made his a state champion in track.
The second offer went to Coleon Smith, an offensive lineman from Michigan. The Mountaineer coaches were very impressed with Smith’s footwork and strength, so they concluded his trip to Morgantown with an offer.
The WVU coaching staff will continue to make strides on the recruiting front as they host more camps this summer.
Neal Brown wasn’t the only West Virginia head coach to gain a new player this week. Men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of JUCO transfer Ethan Richardson. Richardson, a self-proclaimed point forward, averaged over 16 points and 7 rebounds last season at Fresno City College. He will have two years of eligibility. Richardson also set scoring records during his high school career, so check out his high school highlights below.
Maddy Gardner concluded her incredible career at West Virginia with a ninth place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week. Gardner, a Williamstown, West Virginia native, was a four time All-American and qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships twice during her career. She also competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships twice as a Mountaineer. With her All-American performances and claims to multiple school records in the pole vault, Gardner will go down as one of the greatest Mountaineers in WVU track and field history.
This week’s “Workout Warriors” and Academic Student of the Week have been announced for the Mountaineer football team. Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lowe, redshirt senior offensive lineman Colton McKivitz, and safety Dante Bonamico from Bridgeport were named the “Workout Warriors” for this week. Sophomore wide receiver Sean Ryan was the Academic Student of the Week for his efforts in the classroom.
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