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West Virginia Sports Now Recruiting Notebook: April 4

Cody Nespor

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Update 4:20 p.m.

**WVU has made the top five for four-star receiver Kaden Prather.

Prather (6-foot-3, 210 lbs.) is from Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland. Prather is rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports and a three-star by rivals. Prather also ranks 229 in the ESPN300.

West Virginia offered Prather back on June 19 and Prader visited WVU March 9. The other schools in Prather’s top five are Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Penn State.

Update 4:08 p.m.

**West Virginia has offered talented 2021 cornerback Omarion Cooper.

Cooper (6-foot-1, 170 lbs.) is from Lehigh Senior High School in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He is rated as a four-star prospect by both 247Sports and rivals. ESPN has Cooper ranked 135 in the ESPN 300 for juniors. Cooper’s impressive list of power five offers includes Florida State, Louisville, Penn State, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, NC State, North Carolina, Pitt, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia Tech.

Update: 2:35 p.m.

**West Virginia has made the top 12 for four-star wide receiver Dont’e Thornton Jr.

Thornton, (6-foot-5, 195 lbs.) is a 2021 wide receiver from Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a four-star rated prospect by both 247Sports and rivals. Joining WVU is Thornton’s top 12 are Virginia, Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan, LSU, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, USC and Tennessee.

West Virginia offered Thornton on April 17, 2019 and Thornton visited WVU on May 5.

**2021 running back David Holloman has received an offer from WVU.

Holloman (5-foot-10, 189 lbs.) is from Avondale High School in Auburn Hills, Michigan. He is rated as a three-star prospect by both 247Sports and rivals. He has power five offers from Boston College, Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers.

**WVU continues to show interest in cornerback recruit Javon Bullard.

Bullard (5-foot-11, 165 lbs.) is a 2021 prospect from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia. He is rated as a three-star by both 247Sports and rivals. WVU offered Bullard on Jan. 21. Other than WVU, Bullard has power five offers from Auburn and Virginia.

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Cody is currently a second-year graduate student at West Virginia University studying journalism. His graduate research focuses on the effects newspaper closures have on local communities. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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