WVU Football Recruiting
West Virginia Makes Top 12, Remains Contender for 2024 3-Star Joshua Clarke
West Virginia continues to remain in the running for a a highly coveted three-star receiver in the 2024 recruiting class.
Joshua Clarke released his top 12 list Monday afternoon, keeping the Mountaineers alive and among his current cut of finalists. Clarke, a 6-foot-1, 170-pounder from Flint Hill School in Alexandria, Virginia, narrowed down a list of nearly 40 offers to just 12 – West Virginia, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Iowa State, Maryland, William & Mary, Michigan State, Virginia and Pitt as the new comer of the group.
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— Joshua Clarke (@jclarke1_) February 27, 2023
WVU has been after Clarke for awhile now, longer than some other programs on his list. He’s actually made a couple trips to Morgantown to this point, most recently in late January of this year. Clarke has been active in his unofficial visits, notably in Virginia, where he has visited Virginia Tech, James Madison, and Virginia. It appears that Virginia Tech is the early leader for his services.
Clarke is a two-way star at Flint Hill, but the rangy athlete appears to be destined for the defensive side of the football at the next level — flashing ball-hawking skills.
247Sports hasn’t yet rated Clarke, but On3 rates him as the 700th-ranked recruit in the class (62nd-ranked athlete and 16th-ranked recruit from Virginia) while Rivals rates him as the 17th-ranked recruit from Virginia.
While the Mountaineers did look to transfers to replace the receivers lost from last season, the additions have minimal eligibility, making the need to recruit the position well again extremely important.