After signing 18 players to their roster during the early signing period, the West Virginia Mountaineers still have open slots to fill in the Class of 2020.
According to the WVSN WVU Football Scholarship Tracker, coach Neal Brown and his staff have accounted for just 75 of the maximum 85 scholarships for 2020, even after accounting for those players already signed.
But according to NCAA rules, a Division I football team can sign a maximum of 25 new players in a single recruiting class. That means that WVU will only be able to sign seven more players when the final National Letter of Intent signing period opens on Feb. 6.
If Jacob Gamble, a junior college offensive lineman and verbal commit to WVU, signs with the Mountaineers in February, that number drops to six.
WVU can still use the final two scholarships to get to the 85-man limit, they just can’t be on new enrollees for the 2020 cycle. That could mean putting a walk-on or two on scholarship.
So when Brown and the rest of the coaching staff get back on the recruiting trail when the dead period ends on Jan. 17, they’ll have six spots to fill.