West Virginia has seen its 2022 recruiting class move into the Top 20 nationally in the past week with the commitment of four-star linebacker Travious Lathan. And the class might be getting bigger with another 2022 recruit announcing his commitment Wednesday.
2022 three-star safety Ashton Whitner from Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina will be making his decision at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, he announced via Twitter, and it appears that his Top 8 includes WVU.
The boy @WhitnerAshton is committing on Wednesday @ 7:30 EST.
Where y’all think he going? pic.twitter.com/rUQnPpEe8k
— Britt Strong (@StrongBritt) August 10, 2021
Whitner (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) seemingly has had his Top 8 of WVU, Army, Coastal Carolina, Furman, Marshall, Syracuse, Tulane and Liberty announced by Sidelines Sports Network’s Britt Strong. Whitner also has offers from Air Force, Akron, Charlotte, Dartmouth, Eastern Michigan, Florida A&M, Illinois State, Indiana, Maryland, Miami (Oh.), Navy, Old Dominion, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Tennessee State, Western Kentucky and Yale.
While Whitner hasn’t made an official visit to Morgantown, 247Sports has WVU’s connection with Whitner heating up. Whitner picked up his offer from WVU fairly recently, posting on April 15 about the offer. He’s posted pictures from visits to Furman and Florida A&M on Twitter this summer.
BLESSED TO RECEIVE AN OFFER FROM WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY! pic.twitter.com/ao3k5F9tam
— 𝙰𝚜𝚑𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝚆𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚗𝚎𝚛 (@WhitnerAshton) April 15, 2021
247Sports rates Whitner as the 88th-ranked safety in the class and the 27th-ranked player from South Carolina while he is currently unranked by Rivals.
As a junior last season for Greenville, Whitner recorded 25 tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack, an interception and five passes defended out of the secondary and returned two kickoffs for a total of 86 yards. The versatile defensive back also scored one touchdown.
WVU’s 19th-ranked recruiting class, according to 247Sports, has already picked up commitments from three-star safeties Mumu Bin-Wahad and Tyrin Woodby. Four-star cornerback Jacolby Spells also joins them in the secondary.