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West Virginia Remains Top of Transfer Classes After Addition of Battle



RaeQuan Battle

West Virginia remains top of the transfer classes as they continue to be regarded as one of the best in the country this offseason. WVU added Montana State guard RaeQuan Battle on Wednesday, which helped maintain the Mountaineers’ rankings.

EvanMiya has West Virginia as the No. 1 overall transfer activity ranking as well as the No. 2 incoming class. “Overall transfer activity” refers to additions as well as departures for each team. WVU is just behind Florida for the incoming transfer class in Evan’s rankings.

247 Sports and On3 both have West Virginia at No. 1 as well.

West Virginia’s coaching staff has went out into the transfer portal with the goal of taking the next step in the Big 12. WVU’s Director of Recruiting Jay Kuntz has been at the front of contacting portal entries and getting players to visit campus. The coaching staff has received transfer commitments from Battle, Jesse Edwards (C – Syracuse), Kerr Kriisa (G – Arizona), Jose Perez (G – Manhattan) and Omar Silverio (G – Manhattan).

Battle, Edwards and Kriisa have been regarded as some of the top transfers in this year’s class. Perez and Silverio both sat out this past season after Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello was let go in October.

West Virginia currently has 14 players, depending on what big man Jimmy Bell decides to do. Bell practiced with the football team over the spring and is talking to head coach Neal Brown about his future this week. It appears that WVU may add another player or two this offseason to wrap up their transfer portal recruitment.

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