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2023 3-Star WR Elijah Caldwell Commits to WVU; Third WR in Class



To say that June was a successful month for Neal Brown and West Virginia’s staff would be an understatement. With 11 commitments, WVU has risen inside the Top 20 of national recruiting ratings, and July is off to a strong start.

2023 three-star wide receiver Elijah Caldwell is the latest recruit to commit to WVU. Caldwell, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide receiver from Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, committed to WVU Friday afternoon.

Caldwell chose WVU over offers from Appalachian State, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Gardner-Webb, JMU, Kent State, Marshall, Old Dominion, Utah and Western Kentucky.

Caldwell made his only official visit to WVU last weekend, visiting alongside recent WVU commits in three-star offensive tackle Johnny Williams IV, three-star wide receiver Tory Johnson Jr., three-star defensive linemen Cameron Jackson and MacIntrye and linebacker Ben Cutter.

With commitments from Johnson and four-star wide receiver Rodney Gallagher, WVU has landed three wide receivers in the class of 2023 now, and it’s unlikely there will be another added going forward.

As a junior at Northwestern, Caldwell hauled in a team-leading 77 balls for 1,247 yards and 15 touchdowns — averaging just over 16 yards per reception.

While 247Sports and Rivals haven’t rated Caldwell yet, On3’s recruiting services hold him as a three-star recruit.

Caldwell is the fourth recruit from South Carolina that WVU has landed in the class of 2023, joining Jackson, three-star quarterback Raheim Jeter and three-star defensive lineman Eamon Smalls.

With 18 recruits already in the class of 2023 for Brown, WVU has a class that’s done well in dipping into Pennsylvania to secure premium talent. There isn’t a tight end yet in WVU’s class and the defensive secondary could use additional help, but it’s a strong foundation to Brown’s class.

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