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West Virginia’s Committed 2020 Recruits

Cody Nespor



The 2020 recruiting class will be Neal Brown’s first at West Virginia as he looks to bring in players that will fit his system. Several of the recruits already committed in the class did so before the season started, in the Spring and Summer and a few were offered by previous coach Dana Holgerson. Without a bowl game, Brown and the coaching staff will have extra time to shore up the class ahead of Dec. 18-20, the early national signing day period.

Currently 247 Sports ranks the class 47th in the country and 9th in the Big XII. Rivals ranks the class 46th in the nation. Among the 2020 commits are three Rivals four-star players: Garrett Green, Chris Mayo and Lamy Constant and one 247 Sports four-star player: David Vincent-Okoli.

Garrett Green – QB Tallahassee, FL

Greene is a Rivals ranked four-star dual-threat quarterback from Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee. Green committed to WVU back in March.

Green made several trips to West Virginia this season, being on the sideline for both NC State game and homecoming against Texas. Green was also in the state to watch fellow 2020 commit, Zach Frazier, play in the West Virginia High school playoffs.

Green chose WVU over Florida International, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, Ole Miss, South Alabama, TCU, Temple, Troy, UAB and South Florida.

Lamy Constant* – RB Brooklyn, NY

Constant was a highly sought-after four-star running back from Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. He committed to the Mountaineers on Nov. 12.

Constant’s final four teams were Texas A&M, Michigan State, LSU and West Virginia. Other power five offers included Baylor, Boston College, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee and Wake Forest.

He visited WVU last spring.

*Update 12/8/29

Constant has de-committed from WVU and re-opened his recruitment.

Reese Smith – WR Danville, KY

Smith is a three-star wide receiver from Boyle County High School. He committed to West Virginia in March.

Smith has a close relationship with 2020 quarterback commit Garrett Greene.

He had division one offers from Ball State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Tennessee, Troy and UAB.

Devell Washington – WR Bay City, MI

Washington is a 6-foot-4 three-star receiver from Arthur Hill High School. Washington made three visits to WVU this season during the games against JMU, NC State and Texas.

Washington also came to a WVU camp over the summer.

He had power five offers from Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue.

Charles Finley – TE Wayne, NJ

A three-star tight end from DePaul Catholic High School, Finley committed to WVU just before the season started in August.

Finley had division one offers from Boston College, UConn, East Carolina, Maryland, UMass, Pitt, Rutgers, Toledo and Western Michigan.

At six-foot-four, 215 pounds Finley is a big, physical receiver.

Chris Mayo – OL Highstown, NJ

Mayo is a six-foot-five, 325-pound lineman from The Peddie School. He is ranked as a 4-star recruit on Rivals and committed to WVU in June.

Like many 2020 commits, Mayo was at WVU’s homecoming game against Texas in October.

Mayo’s final eight were Arizona State, Auburn, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and West Virginia. His high school recently won the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Championship and he was named first-team All-League.

Zach Frazier – OL Fairmont, WV

Frazier is a three-star center from Fairmont High School. He committed to WVU in June.

Frazier (6-foot-2, 277 lbs.) had offers from Louisville, Marshall, Stanford, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Quay Mays – DT Bradenton, FL

Mays is a three-star junior college player from Northwest Mississippi Community College. Mays will have two seasons of eligibility at WVU.

Mays (6-foot-1, 290 lbs.) finished 2019 with 29 tackles, four for loss and one sack. He had two sacks and blocked a kick as a freshman.

Mays had offers from South Florida, Iowa State, Charlotte, Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama and UCF.

Taurus Simmons – DE Savannah, GA

Simmons is a three-star defensive end from Jenkins High School in Savannah. He committed to WVU in July.

Simmons had division one offers from Coastal Carolina, Colorado, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kansas State, South Alabama, Troy, Tulane and South Florida.

Lanell Carr – LB Saint Louis, MO

Carr is a three-star outside linebacker from DeSmet High School in St. Louis. He committed to WVU in June.

Carr had power five offers from Rutgers, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Syracuse and Virginia Tech.

Carr was ejected during his team’s state semifinal game and had to sit out for the state championship.

Jackie Matthews  – CB Pinson, AL

Matthews is a three-star JUCO corner from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He committed to WVU on Nov. 24.

Matthews will have two seasons of eligibility at WVU. Matthews had five interceptions this season to go along with 49 tackles, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups.

Jairo Faverus – CB Filton, England

Faverus is a three-star cornerback from Bristol Academy in England. He is the number one rated prospect in the UK.

Faverus had offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Minnesota, Penn State, Temple and Towson. He visited WVU for the Texas Tech game.

David Vincent-Okoli – WR/CB Gaithersburg, MD

Vincent-Okoli is a wider receiver/cornerback athlete from The Bullis School. He is rated as a three-star recruit on Rivals but ranked as a 4-star on 247 and committed to WVU in June.

Vincent-Okoli had offers from Maryland, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, UConn, East Carolina, Kent State Kentucky, Umass, Monmouth, Temple and Toledo. He is 5-foot-11, 176 lbs.

Update 11/26/19

Jacob Gamble – OT Doylestown, OH

Gamble is a 6-foot-6, 310-pound JUCO tackle from Iowa Western Community College. He will have two years of eligibility at WVU.

A three-star recruit, Gamble had power five offers from Florida State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville and Nebraska.

Update 12/1/19

Sean Martin – DE Bluefield, WV

Martin is a three-star defensive end recruit and the top-rated recruit in all of West Virginia. He played at Bluefield High School and had 21 power five offers, including from North Carolina, Penn State, Michigan State, Pitt and Virginia Tech.

WVU was the first school to offer the 6-foot-6 260-pounder back in September.

Update 12/8/19

Austin Brinkman – LS Bel Air, MD

Long snapper Austin Brinkman committed to West Virginia on Dec. 6.

Brinkman had no other offers and is not a ranked prospect. WVU’s starting long snapper, Rex Sunahara, is graduating.

Update 12/11/19

Daryl Porter Jr. – CB Fort Lauderdale, FL

Three-star cornerback Daryl Porter Jr. announced his commitment to WVU. Porter played at American Heritage High School and had power five offers from Utah, Clemson, Washington State, Baylor, Boston College, Florida, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Penn State, Rutgers, TCU, Vanderbilt and Miami.

WVU coaches made an in-home visit to Porter on Dec. 4 and Porter made an official visit to WVU on Dec. 8.

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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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