Despite not being a successful weekend on the field, the same can’t be said for what happened off the field as the West Virginia football program hosted a number of recruits from different classes.
One of the more talented players to travel to Morgantown to take in the Texas Tech game was 2021 3-star outside linebacker Raneiria Dillworth from RB Glenn High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. At this stage, Dillworth holds offers from West Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina, Temple, Virginia Tech and Liberty.
“What stood out to me about the visit was the atmosphere at the game and the big-time love that the West Virginia coaches were showing me,” Dillworth told West Virginia Sports Now. “If I had the rate the visit, I’d have to definitely give it a “10” because everyone there made me feel like I was at home.”
What about the way the West Virginia staff were treating him made Dillworth feel the “love” that he talked about?
“When I was around Coach Brown and talking to him, all the assistants were coming up to me, saying ‘Hi’ and introducing themselves to me and I really appreciated that. That is something that I’m really going to remember about the weekend and I believe that it shows how much they really want me and I believe that I’m one of their top linebacker targets in their 2021 recruiting class.”
“I went to Coach Brown’s office and he told me about how they were watching my film and I think he’s a real cool coach. When you’re visiting on the day of game, some coaches are more into the game but Coach Brown was into the game and also had time to really talk with the recruits which I really liked.”
This is Brown’s first full year recruiting at West Virginia and so defensive coordinator Vic Koenning and the rest of the defensive staff are at the early stages of filling the depth chart with their type of attacking, versatile players.
“They want me at middle linebacker and if I were to go there, they believe that I can come right in and start as a freshman,” said Dillworth. “With my speed, they believe I can also come off the edge. I’m a player that can play sideline to sideline. Because of my speed, I can get around the big guys and use that speed to make a play.”
Aside from the schools that I listed earlier, Dillworth tells me that he believes schools like Michigan and Penn State could be close to offering. At this point, the schools recruiting him the hardest are West Virginia, Virginia Tech, South Carolina and Temple.