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WVSN Recruiting Notebook: WVU Football Makes a Push for Florida Prospects



After a period of relative quiet, the West Virginia University football coaching staff has hit the virtual recruiting trail hard to begin this week, offering a slew of players.

Judging by the offers, WVU and coach Neal Brown are making a push in the south this week, particularly in Florida. Most of the offers went to Class of 2022 recruits, although a few 2024s and a 2025 were mixed in as well.

DJ Pickett (6-foot-2, 155 pounds) – WR/DB, Class of 2025

  • Carrollwood Day School – Tampa, Florida
  • Unranked by 247Sports and Rivals
  • Offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, USC, Utah

Bredell Richardson (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) – WR, Class of 2024

  • Carrollwood Day School – Tampa, Florida
  • Unranked by 247Sports and Rivals
  • Offers from Maryland and Penn State

Anthony Carrie (6-foot, 175 pounds) – RB, Class of 2024

  • Carrollwood Day School – Tampa, Florida
  • Offer from Utah

Braylin Presley (5-foot-8, 165 pounds) – RB, Class of 2022

  • Bixby High School – Bixby, Oklahoma
  • Rated 4-stars by 247Sports
  • Offers from Oklahoma State, Baylor, Kansas, Louisville, Memphis, Nebraska, New Mexico, Temple, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Western Kentucky

Justin Williams (6-foot, 200 pounds) – RB, Class of 2022

  • East Paulding High School – Dalla, Georgia
  • Rated 4-stars by Rivals
  • Offers from Akron, Arkansas, Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Miami (OH), Nebraska, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

Rylan Vann (6-foot-2, 270 pounds) – G, Class of 2022

  • Cary High School – Cary, North Carolina
  • Rated 3-stars by 247Sports
  • Offer from NC State

Nyjalik Kelly (6-foot-4, 235 pounds) – DE, Class of 2022

  • Dillard High School – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Rated 3-stars by 247Sports and Rivals
  • Committed to Florida State

Demari Henderson (6-foot, 150 pounds) – DB, Class of 2022

  • Sanford High School – Sanford, Florida
  • Also a 3-star point guard
  • Has a twin brother, Ja’Cari
  • Offers from Florida State, Florida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Troy

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. 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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