Neal Brown continues to do a good job connecting and recruiting high level prospects as today they make the final group for one of the best linebackers in the Class of 2023.
2023 4-star inside linebacker Josiah Trotter, from Philadelphia, announced that he would be focusing on eight schools for the remainder of his recruiting process: West Virginia, Penn State, , Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Clemson, Ohio State and South Carolina.
Trotter (6-foot-2, 225-pounds) is hard-hitting prototypical inside linebacker that ranked the No. 7 linebacker and No. 112 player nationally.
Josiah comes from some really strong bloodlines with his father, Jeremiah, being the former NFL All-Pro linebacker with the Philadelphia Eagles and his two older brothers currently playing football with Clemson and Ohio State.
The Mountaineers were able to sign highly thought of recruits from Philadelphia, 2021 3-star safety Saint McLeod and 3-star linebacker Raleigh Collins, in their last two recruiting classes and are hoping to add another one this year with Trotter.
Some programs worth monitoring for this recruiting battle are Penn State, where Trotter made three unofficial visits last year, Ohio State and Clemson, where his two older brothers currently play, and also Virginia Tech. Former Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry was helping recruit Trotter when he was with Penn State and is doing so now with his new program.