Coming into the latest installment of the Black Diamond Trophy rivalry between West Virginia and No. 15 Virginia Tech, it’s perhaps the biggest game in WVU head coach Neal Brown’s tenure.
Coming off a 1-1 start to the 2021-22 season, a loss to Virginia Tech — WVU entering as a three-point favorite over the Hokies at Milan Puskar Stadium — would likely spell the start of a two game losing streak for the Mountaineers and cast doubt upon WVU’s climb to relevance.
The 2022 recruit class for Brown, ranked 23rd by 247Sports as of this moment, is one of the best in recent memory for WVU, providing a pipeline of talented high school recruits that could impact the roster across all levels in the seasons to come.
A number of talented recruits will be in attendance for the WVU-VT game on Saturday, including those listed below.
WVU Recruits in Attendance this Saturday
Kevin Thomas — 2022 four-star wide receiver from Neumann-Goretti in Pennsylvania
— Kevin “KJ” Thomas (@k_thomas8) September 12, 2021
Jaden Yates — 2023 three-star linebacker from Gahanna Lincoln in Ohio
As of now this is my game-day visit schedule for sep-oct
-West Virginia on the 18th@CoachTTrickett @CoachKoonz
-Notre dame on the 2nd @aarynkearney @Marcus_Freeman1
UC on the 16th@CoachMikeTress
Minnesota on the 23rd@JoeS_Rossi
Pitt on the 30th@Coach_Manalac pic.twitter.com/Jx944WnHTV
— Jaden”The Don” Yates (@jadenyat5s) September 12, 2021
Landen Livingston — 2022 three-star offensive lineman from Leo in Indiana
— Landen Livingston (@LandenLivingst1) September 13, 2021
Raleigh Collins III — 2022 three-star linebacker from Neumann-Goretti in Pennsylvania
— Raleigh Collins III (@_RaleighCollins) September 13, 2021
Maurice Hamilton — three-star offensive lineman from Cleveland Heights in Ohio
— Maurice Hamilton Jr (@Bigmoe70_) September 13, 2021
Aric Burton — three-star defensive end from Clearwater Academy International in Florida
— Aric Burton🆎🇺🇸🇩🇪 (@BurtonAric) September 14, 2021
Yazeed Haynes — 2023 wide receiver from Neumann-Goretti in Pennsylvania
I will be at West Virginia this weekend. 💙💛 #TrustTheClimb
— Yazeed Haynes (@ZeedHaynes) September 16, 2021
Christian Davis — 2023 three-star running back from Miamisburg in Ohio
— Christian 𓃬 (@cdavis264) September 17, 2021
Tory Johnson Jr. — three-star athlete from Oscar Smith in Virginia
📍 Morgantown, WV
— Tory Johnson Jr (@ToryJohnsonJr7) September 18, 2021