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Breaking Down WVU Football’s Committments for 2024



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With some new recruits announcing commitments to the WVU football program this week, the 2024 class is starting to take shape.

West Virginia set out a goal to acquire as much talent as possible, especially at key positions (WR, OL, DL, DB). They did this by looking mostly in their surrounding states of Ohio and Pennsylvania and also heavily and in the south in places like Florida and Georgia. Assistant coaches Bilal Marshall and Blaine Stewart, both added to the coaching staff this offseason, led the recruiting effort for the Mountaineers.

While there’s still plenty of work ahead and there are many players who haven’t committed anywhere weighing offers from West Virginia, here are some notable players who have committed to join WVU after their final high school season next year.

Committed Players for 2024

Nate Gabriel (DL, FL)

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, Nate Gabriel, a defensive line prospect out of Auburndale, Florida, ended up picking West Virginia over offers from several other major programs, including East Carolina, Kansas State, Illinois, South Florida and UCF. Gabriel is ranked as a top 200 Florida product and a three-star by both 247 Sports and

Curtis Jones (LB, WV)

Curtis Jones (6-foot-2, 210 pounds), who attends Cabell Midland High School in Ona, WVa. as a 2024 product, just shy of three hours southwest of Morgantown, committed to WVU a month after receiving an official offer.

Diore Hubbard (RB, OH) 

Keeping up with its tradition, the WVU football program secures a top running back recruit as class of 2024 product Diore Hubbard commits to the Mountaineers.

Hubbard, who currently attends Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, Ohio, earned a West Virginia offer after having talks with WVU offensive coordinator Chad Scott. He’s rated as a three-star prospect by most outlets, namely 247 Sports.

Jason Cross (ATH, PA)

Jason Cross will be taking those country roads from Pittsburgh to Morgantown. The class of 2024 athlete has committed to the WVU football program.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, Cross attends Bishop Canevin High School. He announced his decision to pick West Virginia over Michigan State and Syracuse on Friday after previously promoting his commitment date.

Makai Byerson (DE, VA)

Class of 2024 defensive end prospect Makai Byerson has committed to the WVU football program.

This comes after he received an offer from West Virginia 10 months ago and then took his official visit earlier this month. Byerson, who is rated as a three-star recruit by multiple outlets, plays for Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia.

Justin Terry (OT, OH) 

Class of 2024 offensive tackle Justin Terry (6-foot-5, 315 pounds) from Pickerington Central Highschool in Pickerington, Ohio tweeted that “he’s locked in” with West Virginia.

Terry, a three-star recruit, received 12 Division I offers, but WVU was his only Power Five opportunity. He’s now committing a month after the offer.

Khalil Wilkins (QB, D.C.) 

West Virginia has secured a commitment from a potential quarterback of the future. Khalil Wilkins (6-foot-4, 190 pounds), a class of 2024 Roosevelt High School product out of Washington, D.C., announced he’s committing to WVU in a tweet Sunday afternoon.

WV Sports Now caught up with Wilkins about a month ago.

It’s About the Fit for WVU Football and 2024 QB Recruit Khalil Wilkins

Rickey Williams (LB, OH)

Rickey Williams, a class of 2024 product out of Archbishop Hovan High School in Akron, Ohio, is regarded as a three-star player by most outlets.

Williams (6-foot-2, 230 pounds) committed to West Virginia after taking his official visit on June 9th. He initially received an offer in January.

Chris Henry (ATH, FL)

West Virginia lands yet another commit. This time, class of 2024 athlete Chris Henry pledges his commitment to the WVU football program.

Henry (6-foot, 185 pounds) attends Dunnellon High School in Dunnellon, Florida. His decision to commit comes less than a week after taking an official visit.

Israel Boyce (DB, GA) 

Class of 2024 three-star defensive back Israel Boyce has committed to the WVUfootball program, giving West Virginia another piece for the future of the defensive secondary.

Listed at 6-foot and 180 pounds, Boyce has one more season remaining at Douglas County High School in Douglasville, Georgia.

Zae Jennings (ATH, OH)

WVU football secures a commitment from a versatile athlete in class of 2024 three-star Zae Jennings.

The 6-foot-2 and 192-pound Jennings tweeted a video and a letter to announce he’s picking West Virginia Wednesday afternoon. This comes just a few days after he left Morgantown, completing his official visit with the Mountaineers.

Ranked as a three-star prospect, Jennings attends Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has experience playing quarterback and running back.

Brandon Rehmann (WR, PA)

WVU football adds an offensive weapon to their 2024 recruiting class, gaining a commitment from top Pennsylvania wide receiver recruit in Brandon Rehmann. He tweeted the news on the evening of June 13.

Listed at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, Rehmann comes from the prestigious St. Joseph’s Prep School in Philadelphia, PA. While he’s mostly recognized as a three-star recruit, Rivals has classified Rehmann as a four-star prospect.

Elijah Kinsler (3-Star DE, NJ) 

West Virginia earned a commitment from class of 2024 three-star Edge Elijah Kinsler. The New Jersey native announced that he will be joining the WVU football program in a tweet on June 11.

Listed at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, Kinsler is a highly sought after defensive end. He had 10 total offers on the table before picking WVU, including several from prominent schools.

Obinna Onwuka (4-Star DE, MD) 

Onwuka (6-foot-2, 225 pounds), a class of 2024 prospect who the Mountaineers have been pursing since January, made his intentions known in a tweet Friday afternoon.

Onwuka responded with “take me home forever” and “this place is heaven” when asked about why he eventually decided on becoming a Mountaineer.

2024 4-Star DE Obinna Onwuka on Why He’s ‘Locked in’ With WVU

The Upper Marlboro, Maryland was considering a top seven that also included Boston College, Maryland, Memphis, USC, Virginia Tech and Penn State.

Onwuka is ranked as the No. 12 player in Maryland, the No. 30 edge-rusher, and the No. 359 player nationally, according to 247Sports composite rankings.

In an interview with WVSN back in January, Onwuka talked about what he’s looking for in a school. “Academics, the culture and the mutual support of for students” Onkuwa said are the main traits he wants to find in a college program.

Kyle Altuner (3-Star OL, MD) 

Kyle Altuner (6-foot-3, 284-pounds), a three-star 2024 interior offensive lineman from Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, announced his commitment to WVU football via social media on Saturday.

Altuner is a consensus three-star, having received the rating by all four major outlets – ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and On3. He’s rated similar on all four, falling between the No. 12 (ESPN) and No. 26 (On3) recruit in Maryland.

Jack Sammarco (3-Star TE, OH) 

Sammarco, a class of 2024 product, is listed at 6-foot-6 and 242 pounds and considered a top 50 recruit in Ohio and a top 100 tight end nationally by most outlets. He currently attends Anderson High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Richard James Jr. (3-Star DL, NJ) 

West Virginia’s first commitment from the class of 2024 was defensive lineman Richard James. James played the 2022 season at St. Joseph’s Prep School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but then transferred to finish out high school at Big Picture Learning Academy.

James (6-foot-1, 270 pounds) is ranked a 3-star prospect from Philadelphia, picking WVU over Ole Miss, Penn State, Temple and Texas A&M.

Keyshawn Robinson (3-Star WR, WV) 

Keyshawn Robinson, a 2024 in-state wide receiver, announced on April 16 that he will be committing to West Virginia. Robinson is a 3-star prospect from Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia.

Robinson (6-foot) was offered by West Virginia in January, taking a visit to Morgantown last September. Robinson currently plays wide receiver and cornerback at Jefferson High School. The in-state recruit was also offered by Old Dominion and Temple.

High Schools Players Offered by WVU

Click here to find our complete list of the offers sent by the WVU football program.

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