First the West Virginia Mountaineers secured a four-star quarterback in Nicco Marchiol, then yesterday they secured a four-star cornerback in Jacolby Spells and today, the day after our celebration of independence, the Mountaineers have secured a four-star running back in Justin Williams. Williams, a 6’-0, 200 pound machine, has shown that he can do it all. He had a great junior season when he rushed for over 1,400 yards and caught almost 300 yards of passes while scoring 19 touchdowns. The fact that Williams had a good season doesn’t mean that he was going to rest on his accomplishments.
“I feel like I had a pretty good season, but I still feel like I can improve next year,” Williams told the Journal Star. “I’m not settling just for one good season. I want to have a way better season than I had this year next year.”
With the addition of Williams, the Mountaineers move up to 36th in the current 247 rankings, however that number should be taken with a grain of salt. Aric Burton and Zion Young are two players who do not have current 247 Composite scores because they have not been ranked by the ESPN and Rivals yet. If you add comparable players for Burton (Lance Holtzclaw - 0.85 ranking) and Young (Segree Graham - 0.86 ranking), West Virginia’s class moves up to 24th in the nation and would have an average player ranking of 0.8678