Way too early 2019 recruiting big board: Offense

Way too early 2019 recruiting big board: Offense

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Way too early 2019 recruiting big board: Offense

Dana Holgorsen and the rest of the Mountaineer coaching staff are getting ready to put the finishing touches on what appears to be one of the best recruiting classes in school history. So you may wander; What does West Virginia need in the 2019 recruiting class?

As long as I’ve been a part of football in some capacity, I’ve been quick to learn you can never have enough depth on the offensive line. West Virginia would love to have a rotation of 8-9 deep, but is no where near that at the moment. Cajuste will need to be replaced after 2018 and Colton McKivitz the following year. I think the magic number isto pull in 3 offensive line commits in the 2019 class. Here are a few targets that West Virginia will be pursuing (offers in parenthesis):

OT Darnell Wright– Huntington, WV (Florida, Louisville, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, WVU + many others)

OG Rodas Johnson– Toledo, OH (Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Iowa, Kentucky, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pitt, Rutgers, WVU + a few others)

OL Ryan Jacoby– Mentor, OH (Akron, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Toledo and West Virginia)

Quarterback seems to be pretty good for the foreseeable future, Grier comes back for his senior year, Miami transfer Jack Allison will presumably be the backups, Chris Chugunov returns for his 4th year with experience and highly talented freshman Trey Lowe will look to compete. As of now, I see one target for the Mountaineers:

QB Brian Maurer– Ocala, FL (Florida Atlantic, South Alabama, South Florida, West Virginia)

West Virginia addressed the lack of depth at the wide receiver position with the 2018 class, so I would not expect them to bring in much here, but here are three intriguing prospects that have a good possibility of landing in Morgantown:

ATH Nolan Groulx– Cornelius, NC (Duke, NC State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin)

WR Myles Farmer– Atlanta, GA (Florida Atlantic, Syracuse, UCF, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, WVU + a few others)

WR Ethon Williams– Annapolis, MD (West Virginia)

For West Virginia to return to success in the future, it starts with the return of a successful run game. Kennedy McKoy, Martell Pettaway, Tevin Bush and Alec Sinkfield are all young talented backs, but I would expect Holgorsen to go out and try to get at least one back in this class:

RB Kenny McIntosh– (Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pitt, WVU, Wisconsin + many others)

RB Travis Tisdale– Valdosta, GA (Cincinnati, Kansas, LSU, Ole Miss, UCF & West Virginia)

RB Eric Gray– Memphis, TN (Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Stanford, West Virginia + many others)

RB Jamious Griffin– Rome, GA (NC State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, West Virginia and a few others)

Schools will be looking toward the 2019 class in early February after national signing day for the 2018 class concludes on February 7th.

 

 

 

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