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2026 QB Prospect Back at WVU After Coaching Change Almost Derailed Recruitment

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WVU Football QB coach Tyler Allen with recruit Brock Bradley

A coaching change almost made Brock Bradley lose interest in WVU. But now months later and with all of that cleared up, the 2026 quarterback recruit is returning to Morgantown to visit and throw for the current coaches.

Bradley (6-foot-1, 185 pounds), a product of Spain Park High School in Birmingham, Ala., reached out to inform WV Sports Now about being on campus on Monday. Bradley’s most recent visit prior to this one took place in early February.

At that time, he also opened up to WVSN about how Sean Reagan’s departure impacted his relationship with WVU. Reagan, who previously served as WVU’s quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, left to take over as offensive coordinator at Troy this off-season. In an effort to keep continuity for the current players and in recruiting, West Virginia promoted Tyler Allen.

Bradley admitted he was disappointed to hear about Raegan and his exit could “slightly” hurt the Mountaineers’ chances of eventually landing his commitment. “Coach Reagan was big for me until he left and now it’s Coach (Neal) Brown and Coach Tyler Allen.” This already shows one benefit of promoting Allen into Raegan’s role. Quarterback recruits like Bradley who were building a relationship with Reagan are more likely to still feel comfortable with the new West Virginia staff when it still includes a familiar face leading their position group.

“I had a conversation with Coach (Sean) Reagan this morning and he said the whole staff is still super excited about me. It will be cool to see this weekend how it goes,” Bradley offered from his final conversation when Reagan informed him about his new job.

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But even though Reagan is no longer involved in recruiting Bradley, the young prospect still feels tons of love from the Mountaineers.

According to Bradley, he’s not just any recruit to the Mountaineers. Bradley says he feels truly wanted by WVU and expects to travel to Morgantown multiple times in the coming months. Bradley already has a trip scheduled for Feb. 3.

“They told me I’m top two or three on their board. They’re very excited to get me on campus and gonna recruit me extremely hard,” says Bradley about what he’s been directly told by members of the West Virginia staff.

Bradley is also handling the situation with Reagan a maturity that’s impressive for anyone at his age. “Player movement and coaching movement is very common in today’s games, so while is disappointing to see Coach Reagan leave, I’m super excited to get to know the new staff.”

It’s worth noting Troy sent Bradley his first Division I offer back in of 2022.

Hearing which quarterback Bradley compares himself to makes WVU’s pursuit all the more clear. Bradley describes his style of play as “an athletic quarterback who has arm strength and accuracy” and someone who can adapt to any system. “Good movement in the pocket and leadership qualities second to none” are also attributes Bradley knows how can bring to a team. Does all of that sound familiar? That describes the traits of West Virginia’s current starting quarterback Garrett Greene. And ironically, Bradley believes he’s a similar player to Greene and models his game after the leader of the Mountaineers.

Bradley was also honest about which other schools are competing with WVU. “Great local relationships with schools around the south and southeast. ACC and Big 12 schools are super interested. Schools like Clemson, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Wake Forest.”

Click here for the rest of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU football recruiting.

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