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Early Signing Day Preview: An Overview of WVU’s 2021 Recruiting Class

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Top in-state recruit Wyatt Milum is one of 16 recruits to verbally commit to WVU this year. (Photo via @MilumWyatt)

Class of 2021 football recruits will be able to sign their Letter of Intent to their respective programs starting tomorrow. Signing will start at 7 a.m. Wednesday and West Virginia’s class currently sits at 16 verbal commitments. 247Sports rates the class as 35th in the nation and third in the Big 12, while Rivals rates the class as No. 42 in the country.

A number of recruits have announced their intention to sign with the Mountaineers during the early signing period, starting tomorrow. Here is a quick look at each of the 16 verbal commits in WVU’s 2021 class:

QB Will ‘Goose’ Crowder – Gardendale, Alabama

RB Jaylen Anderson – Massillon, Ohio

RB Justin Johnson – Edwardsville, Illinois

WR Kaden Prather – Germantown, Maryland

WR Davis Mallinger – Cocoa, Florida

  • A three-star receiver from Florida. Mallinger committed on October 2.
  • Mallinger announced will be signing tomorrow at 4 p.m. at his high school.

TE Victor Wikstrom – Sweden

  • A three-star tight end from Sweden. Wikstrom was of the first commits in the 2021 class, committing in the summer of 2019.
  • Brown has been aggressive in recruiting foreign talent, with three European commits in his first two classes.

TE Treylan Davis – Jackson, Ohio

  • A three-star tight end from Ohio. Davis became the second tight end in the class, committing on May 19.
  • Davis announced on Twitter today that he will sign with WVU tomorrow morning.

OT Wyatt Milum – Huntington, West Virginia

  • A four-star offensive tackle for Spring Valley, Milum is the top-rated recruit in West Virginia this year. He committed to WVU on March 7.

OT Tomas Rimac – Brunswick, Ohio

DE Hammond Russell – Dublin, Ohio

  • A three-star defensive end from Ohio. Russell committed on April 10.
  • Russell was involved in a car accident last week, but is okay, per his father’s Twitter.

DE Brayden Dudley – Hoschton, Georgia

  • A three-star defensive end from Georgia. Committed to WVU on May 28.

DE Edward Vesterinen – Finland

  • The second European-born player to commit in the 2021 class. Vesterinen is a three-star defensive end from Finland and committed on June 29.

DE Ja’Corey Hammett – Miami, Florida

  • A three-star outside linebacker/defensive end from Florida. Would most likely play bandit linebacker in WVU’s defensive scheme. Was originally committed to Miami, but flipped to WVU on Aug. 5.

DB Andrew Wilson-Lamp

  • One of the earliest commits in the class, committing on Jan. 27. 247Sports rates Wilson-Lamp as a three-star receiver and rivals has him as a three-star athlete. Per his Twitter, he will play defensive back at WVU.

S Aubrey Burks – Auburndale, Florida

  • Originally committed to Indiana and flipped to WVU on Oct. 23. A three-star safety from Florida. Could play spear in WVU’s scheme.
  • Announced on Twitter he will sign tomorrow.

S Saint McLeod – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Another early addition to the class, McLeod committed on Feb. 2. A three-star safety from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Will live stream his signing tomorrow on his Instagram.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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