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Poll: Does Recruiting Success Help Your Confidence in Neal Brown?

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When the losses have outnumbered the wins for West Virginia under Neal Brown, it’s often hard for any fan to see past the current situation. But more goes into deciding if it’s time to move on from a college football head coach than just his record.

While it’s fair to argue Brown has not done enough in year 4 and the expectations should be greater, any reason for keeping him, beyond just the hefty buyout, falls with his solid recruiting.

To this point, Brown has locked up commitments from top recruits Rodney Gallagher, Jahiem White, Sean Boyle and most recently Traylon Ray among a total approaching 20 players. Many national publications have WVU ranked among the top 30 classes in the country, a good spot for a program like WVU no matter what’s been going on.

2023 4-Star WR Traylon Ray Commits to West Virginia

This doesn’t even extend to the offers that are being sent to players in the 2024 and 2025 classes almost daily. Brown and his staff are doing work on the recruiting front, even if they may not be around to see it all through and come together on the field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

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But does any of that matter to you? Do any of the positives about the future of the program recruiting wise impact your feelings about Brown, especially considering it is possible WVU could lose commits or current players there because of the coaching staff if changes are made?

Does recruiting success make you feel better about Neal Brown?

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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.

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