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WVU Football Makes Cut for Electric 2025 Florida 3-Star WR



WVU Football WR target Kha'leal Sterling

Bilal Marshall has the WVU football program in the running for another explosive wide receiver in the class of 2025.

Marshall has done a good job building the West Virginia wide receiving corps over the last couple of seasons, and he’s now going to be tasked with helping land a new target. Kha’leal Sterling — a 5-foot-10, 170-pound three-star wide receiver from Miami Central in Miami, Fla. — cut his list of offers to just three: Arizona State, Pitt and West Virginia.

He held offers from ASU, Arkansas, Bowling Green, FIU, FAU, Indiana, Liberty, Oregon, Pitt, SMU, Temple, Tulane, UAB and West Virginia before narrowing his list down to his finalists.

“West Virginia was the first Power Five program to believe in me,” Sterling told Rivals’ John Garcia Jr.

West Virginia has been on Sterling for a while now, extending an offer last October, and the Mountaineers were the second school — first Power Five school — to officially extend an offer. That obviously matters.

It will be on Marshall and the offensive staff to continue that relationship throughout the spring and into the summer in the buildup to his commitment. The Mountaineers have not yet landed a wide receiver commit in the class of 2025.

It’s not hard to see why Sterling is in demand either. He’s an electric receiving threat who has played both ways during his high school career. But his ability to beat defensive backs with just his speed and his catch-and-run ability highlight his potential at the next level.

As a junior at powerhouse Miami Central, transferring in from Miami Killian, he was a big-play threat every time he touched the ball. He hauled in 29 receptions for a team-high 650 yards (22.4 yards per reception) and eight touchdowns.

247Sports rates Sterling as the 130th-ranked wide receiver and 119th-ranked recruit from Florida. Neither Rivals nor On3 have ranked him at this point, but he does hold a 5.6 Rivals Rating.

Sterling is obviously high on his three finalists, and it will be important to get him on campus as often as possible before his eventual (undisclosed) commitment date.

He told Garcia that he will be visiting Arizona State and Pitt this spring, but he did not mention a date for a West Virginia visit.

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