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Neal Brown and WVU Staff Begin Contacting 2022 Recruits



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Football recruits across the country were anxiously awaiting the clock to strike midnight as their college recruiting became official.

September 1st is the day that college coaches are officially allowed to start making contact and recruiting players via text messages, direct messages, e-mails and letters. This is an important and exciting time for players as they start to see which programs will possibly have interest in recruiting them over the next couple of seasons.

Neal Brown and his Mountaineer staff have been busy since midnight making initial contact with players. West Virginia Sports Now has been monitoring activity via Twitter and here are some of the players that West Virginia has reached out to. We will continue to update this list throughout the day.

De’Carlo Donaldson, Jr.: 3-star tight end from Gulliver Prep High School in Miami, Florida. Offers from Florida State, Indiana, Miami, South Carolina and South Florida.

Dante Anderson: 4-star defensive end from Homestead High School in Homestead, Florida. Rated as one of Top 10 defensive ends in the country. Over 20+ offers including ones from West Virginia, Florida, Arizona State, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Penn State, Pitt and South Carolina.

Daniel Lyons: 4-star defensive tackle from Homestead High School in Homestead, Florida. Over 20+ offers including ones from West Virginia, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

Mumu Bin-Wahad: 3-star cornerback from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. Offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan State and Akron.

Q’Yaeir Price: 4-star defensive end from DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, New Jersey. Offers from West Virginia, Kansas, Maryland, Pitt, Rutgers and Syracuse. Rated as one of the Top 20 defensive ends in the country.

Idris Williams: Athlete from Lakeland Christian School in Lakeland, Florida. Williams holds early offers from West Virginia, Utah and Iowa State.

Tawfiq Thomas: 3-star defensive tackle from Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida. Thomas holds offers from Syracuse, Miami (FL), Iowa State, Indiana and Bowling Green.

Kobe McCloud: 3-star inside linebacker from Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida. McCloud holds offers from Boston College, Indiana, Iowa State, Miami (FL), Pitt, South Carolina and South Florida.

Myles Rowser: 4-star cornerback from Belleville High School in Belleville, Michigan. Rowser is rated by Rivals as one of the Top 30 overall players in the country and one of the Top 10 cornerbacks. Currently, he holds offers from schools such as Arizona State, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Nikai Martinez: 4-star cornerback from Apopka High School in Apopka, Florida. Martinez holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee and Central Florida.

Kenny Soares: 3-star athlete from St. Peter’s Prep in Connecticut. Offers from Connecticut and Central Michigan.

Isaiah Bond: 3-star cornerback from Burford High School in Georgia. Offers from Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Wake Forest

Azareyah Thomas: 4-star safety from Niceville High School in Florida. Currently has offers from Florida State, South Carolina, Arizona State, Colorado, and Florida Atlantic

Gavin Garcia: Running back from Southern Columbia Area High School in Pennsylvania. Garcia has an offer from Bowling Green

Emmanuel Sia: 3-star Wide Receiver from Bishop McDevitt High School in Pennsylvania. Offers from Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Morgan State, Pitt, and Syracuse

Edwin Wilson Tara Kolenge: Inside Linebacker from Clearwater Academy International in Florida. Currently has offers from Maryland, Boston College, Cinncinati, East Carolina, Indiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Syracuse, UCF, Virginia Tech and West Virginia

Nate Kurisky: 3-star Tight-End from Gonzaga High School in Washington, DC. Offers from Boston College, East Carolina, Maryland, Miami, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin

Ryan Nolan: 3-star offensive guard from Deep Creek High School in Virginia.  Offers from Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Pitt, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Mario Eugenio: 3-star Defensive End from Gaither High School in Florida. Holds offers from Cincinnati, FIU, Iowa State, Indiana, Liberty, Pitt, Rutgers, Southern Miss, UCF, Bowling Green

Marcus Allen: Cornerback from Walton High School in Georgia. Has offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Iowa State, Louisville, Mississippi, Ole Miss, Pitt, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest

Mykel Williams: 4-Star Defensive Tackle from Hardaway High School in Georgia. Offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, East Carolina, FIU, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pitt, South Carolina, Tennessee, Troy, USC and Virginia Tech

Mike Jackson: 3-Star Wide Receiver from Miami Palmetto in Florida. Has offers from Boston College, Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Indiana, Kent State, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Pitt, Southern Miss and UAB

Jawaun Northington: 3-Star Athlete from Du Pont Manuel High School in Kentucky. Holds offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Purdue

Tyler Gibson: Offensive Tackle from Johns Creek Highschool in Georgia. Gibson has offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, LSU, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Oregon and Virginia Tech

Joshua Josephs: Offensive Linebacker from North Cobb High School in Georgia. Offers from Georgia Tech, Memphis, Ole Miss, and Virginia Tech

Kevin Winston: 3-Star Runningback from Dematha Catholic High School in Maryland. Holds offers from Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina and Tennessee

Elijah Zollicoffer: 3-Star Defensive Tackle from Newton High School in Georgia. Offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee

BJ Blake: 3-Star Cornerback from National Christian Academy in Maryland. Blake holds offers from Boston College, Kentucky, Maryland, Morgan State and Pitt

Zane Durant: 3-Star Defensive End from Lake Nona High School in Florida. Offers from Auburn, FIU, Indiana, Liberty, Mercer, Southern Miss, Tennessee, UCF, USF, and West Virginia

AJ Swann: Quarterback from Cherokee High School in Georgia. Swann currently has an offer from Troy

Anthony Rucker: 3 Star Tight End from Jones High School in Florida. Rucker has offers from Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Ole Miss, UCF and Virginia

Kaleb Artis: 3-Star Defensive Tackle from St Francis Preparatory School in New York. Offers from Boston College, Fordham, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, West Virginia and William & Mary

Khurtiss Perry: 4-star defensive tackle from Park Crossing High School in Montgomery, Alabama. Offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Penn State and others.

Fabian Ross: 4-star cornerback from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nevada. Offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan and Michigan State.

Tyler Baker: A quarterback from Canisius High School in Buffalo, New York. Interest from Army.

James Monds III: 3-star cornerback from Fort Pierce Westwood in For Pierce, Florida. Offers from Arkansas, Indiana, Miami, Michigan State and Tennessee.

Jaydon Wannstedt: 3-star defensive tackle from Lutheran Of St. Charles County in Saint Peters, Missouri. Offer from Kansas.

Steven Annieniola: Unrated cornerback from The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Interest from Boston College and Wak Forest.

Rasheed Lovelace: Unrated defensive tackle from Pine Forest in Pensacola, Florida. Offers from UAB and Vanderbilt.

Terian Williams II: 3-star athlete from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. Offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kentucky, LSU, Minnesota, Pitt and others.

Drew Shelton: 4-star offensive tackled from Downington West in Downington , Pennsylvania. Offers from Arizona State, Florida, Kansas State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt and others.

Quinshon Judkins: 3-star running back from Pike Road, Alabama. Offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, Nebraska, South Carolina and Tennessee.

VJ Payne: Unrated safety from Buford, Georgia. Offers from Arizona State and USC.
Christion Stokes: 3-star athlete from Harper Woods, Michigan. Offers from Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State and Syracuse.
Jyaire Brown:  4-star cornerback from Lakota West in West Chester, Ohio. Offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, Texas A&M and others.
Tevin Carter: 3-star quarterback from Kirby High School in Memphis, Tennessee. Offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Ole Miss, Syracuse and others.
Lamar Patterson: 3-star wide receiver fro St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland. Offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Michigan and Tennessee.
Jayden Sauray: 3-star quarterback from Dr. Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Offers from Maryland, Boston College, Marshall, Ole Miss and Virginia Tech.

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