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WV Sports Now Recruiting Notebook: December 12



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West Virginia coaches continue to work hard across the board ahead of national signing day on Dec. 18.

Update 8:13 p.m.

**West Virginia has offered Jalen Riven, an outside linebacker and tight end in the class of 2021. A Toledo, Ohio, native, Riven has received offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Bowling Green and Toledo.

Update 4:06 p.m.

**West Virginia has offered Jordan Lovett, a safety from Radcliff, Kentucky. Lovett is a 2021 prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue and Tennessee.

Update 3:55 p.m.

**WVU has offered 2023 athlete Ejani Shakir. Shakir is teammates with Kahlil Ali, who WVU offered earlier today, at Pennsauken High School in New Jersey. WVU is Shakir’s first offer. He plays wide receiver and defensive back.

Update 2:43 p.m.

**WVU has offered 2023 athlete Kahlil Ali. Ali is from New Jersey and has one other offer, from Maryland. Ali plays wide receiver and defensive back.

Update 2:23 p.m.

**WVU has offered linebacker Isiah Finnie from Hollywood, Florida. Finnie is a 2021 prospect from McArthur High School and has offers from Florida International, Maryland, Alabama Birmingham, Miami and NC State.

**Four-star tight end Jordan Dingle has been offered by West Virginia. Dingle is from Bowling Green, Kentucky and has offers from Kentucky, Ohio State, Appalachian State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, South Carolina, Toledo, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Western Kentucky.

Update 2:17 p.m.

**Pennsylvania athlete CJ Cole has accepted a preferred walk-on offer at WVU. Cole played wide receiver and defensive back at McGuffey high school.

Update 1:26 p.m.

**West Virginia has offered four-star 2021 wide receiver Walker Merrill. Merrill is from Brentwood, Tennessee and has power five offers from Auburn, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

**WVU has offered Quenton Barnes, a four-star 2021 wide receiver. Barnes is from Cane Ridge High School in Tennessee and has offers from Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

**WVU has offered 2021 offensive lineman Caleb Banks. Banks is from Southfield, Michigan and has FBS offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers, Temple, Toledo, Washington State and Western Michigan.

Update 12:41 p.m.

**West Virginia wide receiver target Sam Brown de-committed from Central Florida this morning. Brown committed to UCF on Sept. 17. In June, he had WVU in his top 10. He visited WVU on Dec. 6 according to 247 Sports. Brown is a three-star wide receiver from New Hampstead High School in Georgia. The teams in his top 10 were WVU, UCF, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, Purdue, Kentucky, Wake Forest and Tennessee. He was offered by Ole Miss this morning.

**Head coach Neal Brown, offensive line coach Matt Morre and defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae visited offensive line prospect Jordan White. White is a 6-foot-3, 295 lbs. lineman from Hyattsville, Maryland. He is rated as a three-star prospect and has offers from Maryland, LSU, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Viginia, Wisconsin and UMass. He is making an official visit to WVU this weekend.

**Coaches visited 2020 commit Lanell Carr. Head coach Neal Brown and defensive line coach Jordan Lesley visited Carr at his home in St. Louis. Carr is a 6-foot-three, 230 lbs., three-star linebacker/defensive end. He committed to WVU in June.

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