West Virginia head coach Neal Brown and his staff have been on the recruiting trail, offering potential commits from the 2022, 2023, 2024 and even 2025 classes.
In this piece, we’ll take a look at the 2022 and 2023 recruits that Brown and his staff have offered.
Aidan Vaughan is a two-star linebacker from Walled Lake Western High School in Walled Lake, Michigan. Vaughan (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) is currently committed to Air Force.
With offers from Air Force, Louisville, Maryland, Syracuse, Bowling Green, Western Michigan and WVU, he’s been a fast-rising commit that received all but two of his offers in the last handful of days.
247Sports rates him as the 85th-ranked linebacker and the 26th-ranked recruit from Michigan. Rivals hasn’t ranked him yet, but he has a 5.3 rating.
WVU safeties coach Dontae Wright was the Mountaineer coach to offer Vaughan.
— Aidan Vaughan (@AidanVaughan5) October 15, 2021
Elijah Reed is a two-star cornerback from Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Reed (6-foot-3, 180 pounds) has not yet committed to a team after his recruiting process picked up over the summer.
He’s picked up offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois, Purdue, Utah and West Virginia now. He’s yet to offically visit any schools yet, but he’s likely to pick up a few more Power Five offers as the season goes on.
Reed is not ranked on either 247Sports or Rivals, but Rivals does give him a 5.4 rating. Neither sites has provided a projection for his landing spot.
WVU defensive backs coach and co-defensive coordinator ShaDon Brown offered Reed.
After a great conversation with coach @Backendcoach12 blessed to receive an offer from West Virgina University @Aspirationsgym @TomVH @SWiltfong247 @Rivals_Clint @DaveLackfordESQ @PRP_Athletics @prphsfootball pic.twitter.com/FeWieHLklM
— Elijah Reed (@E_Reed2022) October 14, 2021
Davison Igbinosun is a four-star cornerback from Union High School in Union, New Jersey. Igbinosun (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) was committed to Rutgers until earlier this month.
He’s received offers from Akron, Boston College, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Duke, Howard, Indiana, Kent State, UMass, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Rutgers, Temple, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest, Yale and WVU.
Igbinosun made four unoffiical visits to Rutgers, but he’s also made official visits to Duke, Pitt and Tennessee this fall.
247Sports rates Igbinson as the 423nd-ranked recruit in the class, slotting in as the 35th-ranked cornerback and third-ranked recruit from New Jersey. Rivals rates him as the 42nd-ranked cornerback and the seventh-ranked recruit from New Jersey. Both sites have him projected to Rutgers still.
— Davison Igbinosun (@DaveIgbinosun) October 12, 2021
Amir Herring is a four-star interior offensive lineman from West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Herring (6-foot-3, 280 pounds) is a Top 200 recruit in the cycle.
He’s received offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Marshall, Maryland, Miami (Oh.), Missouri, Morehouse College, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue and WVU.
247Sports rates him as the 174th-ranked recruit in the cycle, slotting in as the sixth-ranked interior lineman and the third-ranked recruit in Michigan. Rivals is a bit lower on him, rating him as the 249th-ranked recruit in the cycle, checking in as the 15th-ranked offensive guard and fifth-ranked recruit from Michigan.
Both 247Sports and Rivals project him to Michigan, with seemingly Michigan and Michigan State as the leaders in his recruiting chase to this point.
— Ámir Hèrrìng✌🏾 (@amirherring55) October 15, 2021
Jalen Thompson is a four-star defensive lineman from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. Thompson (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) is another Michigan recruit ranked inside the Top 200 nationally.
He’s received offers from Michigan State, Arizona State, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Marshall, Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Toledo, WVU, Akron, Central Michigan and Miami (Oh.).
Both 247Sports and Rivals project Thompson to land with in-state Michigan State.
247Sports rates him as the 169th-ranked recruit in the cycle, coming in as the 29th-ranked defensive lineman and the second-ranked recruit from Michigan. Rivals rates him as the 146th-ranked recruit in the cycle, and the 19th-ranked strongside defensive end and second-ranked recruit from Michigan.
Thompson picked up his WVU offer from Mountaineers safeties coach Dontae Wright.
Honored to receive an offer from
West Virginia University!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/smZttaSkHg
— Jalen Thompson ✞ (@D1jay_) October 15, 2021
Olan Robinson is a linebacker from Newton High School in Covington, Georgia. Robinson (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) is a recruit who appears to be picking up more interest as his junior season rolls on.
He officially has offers from Tennessee and West Virginia, but he’s received interest on Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Georgia Tech.
Robinson hasn’t officially been ranked by 247Sports or Rivals yet, but that’s likely to change as he enters his senior season.
He picked up his offer from WVU defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley and special teams coordinator Jeff Koonz.
— Olan Robinson (@ORobinson2023) October 15, 2021
Jalen Smith is a linebacker from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. Smith (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) is a fast-rising recruit from 2022 WVU commit Mumu Bin-Wahad’s high school.
He’s picked up offers from UCF, Maryland, Indiana, Coastal Carolina, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Boston College, Georgia State and Arkansas State.
Smith isn’t listed on 247Sports or Rivals yet, but that’ll likely change in the months ahead.
WVU defensive backs coach ShaDon Brown offered Smith.
— Jalen Smith (@JalenSmith2023) October 15, 2021
Chris Culliver is a three-star wide receiver from Maiden High School in Maiden, North Carolina. Culliver (6-foot-3, 175 pounds) is a tall receiver on a good Maiden team.
He’s received offers from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Towson, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
247Sports rates Culliver as the 58th-ranked wide receiver and the ninth-ranked recruit from North Carolina. Rivals hasn’t ranked him yet but has assigned him a 5.5 rating. 247Sports projects him to land with North Carolina.
— 𝓒𝓱𝓻𝓲𝓼 𝓬𝓾𝓵𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓻 ✞ (@chrisculliver5) October 14, 2021
Michael Daugherty is a four-star safety from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. Daugherty (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) is one of the top recruits in the cycle and attends school with Bin-Wahad and Smith.
He’s received an incredible 33 offers already, including Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Clemson and nearly all major programs. Deep within SEC territory, it appears his major interest comes from the conference’s powerhouses.
247Sports rates him as the 42nd-ranked recruit in the nation, checking in as the fifth-ranked safety and the fourth-ranked recruit from Georgia. Rivals rates him as the 177th-ranked recruit in the nation, the 12th-ranked safety and the 22nd-ranked recruit from Georiga.
Daugherty would be a massive recruit for WVU, but it’s a longshot he winds up with the Mountaineers.
— The Golden Child 👼🏾 Michael Daugherty (@mikeygmaco) October 15, 2021