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Could 2024 Safety Recruit Keelan Flowe be the Perfect Fit for West Virginia Defense?



“They watched my film and they loved it and knew they had to offer me,” said Keelan “KJ” Flowe. That’s what the class of 2024 safety from Charlotte, North Carolina said when he spoke with WV Sports Now about being offered by the Mountaineers and his recruitment overall.

Since Flowe’s film shows why the West Virginia football program is going after him, who also has experience at cornerback, he reveals why he’s mutually interested in talking to WVU. Aside from just a respect for the Big 12 Conference as a whole, Flowe brought up his connection with a member of West Virginia’s latest 2023 recruiting class too.

“I know the freshman QB Sean Boyle. I played with him in a 7 on 7 game,” said Flowe. This means WVU has an in with the player, something that could be important in their hopes of securing a commitment and then signing Flowe, especially when he has offers on the table from big name schools like Tennessee and Virginia Tech. There will be plenty of time to keep building a relationship with Flowe, as he says he has no plans to make any decision until after the summer. The other end of that is other schools have that same amount of time to join the mix as well and Flowe says he’s motivated to use the rest of his high school career to enhance his ranking and standing as a prospect.

Who exactly did Flowe talk with on the West Virginia staff? He said it was assistant coach Dontae Wright who called him. Wright’s main role is to work with the safeties. “He just told me that he likes the type of player I am and how I can play corner sand safety, and how I can make plays, like making tackles in coverage,” said Flowe about what Coach Wright said to him about his film.

Flowe even offered his own evaluation of his game. “I’m a great DB that can play anywhere on the backend and I’m very vocal. I like to run the defense and get people where they need to be,” he explained. It’s quite clear that based on that description and what WVU has seen of Flowe is why the program sees him as an asset in the coming years.

The Mountaineers secondary is lacking leadership and depth. It’s possible WVU feels Flowe could become a future leader and add aggressiveness that a defining defense from past recent seasons desperately needs.

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