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.
— Garrett Greene (@garrett3greene) March 7, 2019
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.
— Garrett Greene (@garrett3greene) November 23, 2019
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.
— Lamy S. Constant (@ConstantLamy20) November 13, 2019
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.
— Lamy S. Constant (@ConstantLamy20) March 3, 2019
Constant has de-committed from WVU and re-opened his recruitment.
I am Reopening my recruitment!
— Lamy S. Constant (@ConstantLamy20) December 8, 2019
Reese Smith – WR Danville, KY
Smith is a three-star wide receiver from Boyle County High School. He committed to West Virginia in March.
— Reese Smith (@reesesmith_) March 4, 2019
Smith has a close relationship with 2020 quarterback commit Garrett Greene.
— Reese Smith (@reesesmith_) June 3, 2019
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.
— Devell Washington (@DevellWashingt2) October 6, 2019
Washington also came to a WVU camp over the summer.
— Devell Washington (@DevellWashingt2) July 25, 2019
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.
THIS IS HOME ! pic.twitter.com/GXZ6jr9k0P
— Charles_Finley (@CharlesFinleyDP) August 16, 2019
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.
— Charles_Finley (@CharlesFinleyDP) March 27, 2019
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.
— Chris Mayo (@chris_mayo76) June 22, 2019
Like many 2020 commits, Mayo was at WVU’s homecoming game against Texas in October.
Thank you to The entire West Virginia family and coaching staff for having me and my my family for home coming! Experience was surreal. Can’t wait for the next 4 years!! #TrustTheClimb @NealBrown_WVU @CoachMooreWVU @CoachChadScott @CoachMalleo @CMAnderson247 @rivalskeenan pic.twitter.com/hWvf75Hea8
— Chris Mayo (@chris_mayo76) October 6, 2019
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.
— Zach Frazier (@zfrazier54) June 20, 2019
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.
After weighing out my options I decided that West Virginia is going to my NEW HOWE‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/KzzzRdC90d
— Quay Mays (@mays_quay) July 9, 2019
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.
— Taurus Simmons (@Taurus_Simmons1) July 8, 2019
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.
— Ñèłł🎒 (@Lanellcarr3) June 16, 2019
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.
Sr De Smet DE Lanell Carr was ejected from the state semifinal for this supposed "open hand punch".Consequently he will have to miss the State Championship Game, his last HS game.MSHSAA doesn't appeal judgement calls,even split second judgements w/ ramifications of this magnitude pic.twitter.com/BEFhpvlRkG
— Bishop (@Coach_Rance) November 25, 2019
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.
— Jackie Matthews (@JackieMatthews_) November 25, 2019
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.
I feel blessed and exited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at West Virginia University!! @NealBrown_WVU @Coach_Addae @Coach_August @PPIRecruits @BCollier56 #TakeMeHome20 #GoMountaineers #Committed pic.twitter.com/BrSWV1ydCP
— Jaïro Faverus (@Jairofaverus) June 18, 2019
Faverus had offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Minnesota, Penn State, Temple and Towson. He visited WVU for the Texas Tech game.
— Jaïro Faverus (@Jairofaverus) November 10, 2019
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.
— David Vincent Okoli 🇳🇬 (@dattboidavid) June 16, 2019
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.
— David Vincent Okoli 🇳🇬 (@dattboidavid) November 25, 2019
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.
— Jacob Gamble (@JacobGamble_) June 24, 2019
A three-star recruit, Gamble had power five offers from Florida State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville and Nebraska.
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.
— Sean Martin (@SeanMartin32) December 1, 2019
WVU was the first school to offer the 6-foot-6 260-pounder back in September.
So thankful and blessed to receive my 1st offer from West Virginia University🙏🏈 pic.twitter.com/WNP9M5ksk2
— Sean Martin (@SeanMartin32) September 22, 2018
Austin Brinkman – LS Bel Air, MD
Long snapper Austin Brinkman committed to West Virginia on Dec. 6.
1000% COMMITTED 💛💙 Thank you to everyone that has helped me get to this point!! Couldn’t have done it without you all!! pic.twitter.com/KishEDaLrF
— Austin Brinkman (@b17_austin) December 6, 2019
Brinkman had no other offers and is not a ranked prospect. WVU’s starting long snapper, Rex Sunahara, is graduating.