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Mountaineers Reach Out to Cincinnati De-Commits Greene, Moore, Duclona



WVU Football HC Neal Brown at Gold-Blue spring game

Ever since officially deciding on their plan to move forward with head coach Neal Brown, the West Virginia football program has been busy recruiting wise, most notably looking at players committed to schools with now a new head coach in place.

In addition to the known offers made, WVSN has learned that the Mountaineers have also reached out to a few other players previously committed to Cincinnati. WVU has contacted Ayden Greene, Braedyn Moore and Jonas Duclona to gauge their interest in coming to Morgantown for their remaining years of eligibility.

Greene, a four-star player in the 2023 recruiting class, would be a big boost to a receiver group that could already be solid with who can return and commits currently in place. He is listed as the 12th best player in Tennessee by 247 Sports.

While WVU has been looking to add offensive play makers, the defensive side of the ball is also a clear focus, in particular the secondary. The West Virginia secondary was widely viewed as the weakest aspect of the team during the 2022 season.

To this end, Moore, a safety, who recently de-committed from Cincinnati after Luke Fickell’s departure for Wisconsin, is on the radar of the Mountaineers. He is listed as the number 12 Ohio player by 247 Sports and number 15 by Rivals. Moore has about 15 offers on the table, including from programs like Boston College, Illinois, Minnesota and Pitt.

As for Duclona, he’s a three-star cornerback in the 2023 class out of Naples, Florida. He detailed his decision to re-open his recruited to other schools with a post on Twitter on Nov. 28.

West Virginia isn’t going to end up with every single player they go after, but Brown and his staff are showing an aggressiveness to try to pluck recruits or transfers away from places that are experiencing a change that may cause commits or even those on the current roster to waver and be on the hunt for a new home.


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