Late last night Bluefield, VA cornerback Taymon Cooke ended his recruiting process by choosing the Mountaineers. The news came after midnight, just shortly following the Super Bowl. Not only did Mountaineer fans watch four former players earn a Super Bowl ring, but to add to it, the football team adds a much-needed piece to the 2018 recruiting class.
Cooke chose West Virginia over Virginia Tech, Virginia and Marshall stating “I don’t know exactly what it is about West Virginia, but it just feels right.”
The Mountaineers severely struggled developing depth at the corner position last year, but have made an effort this recruiting cycle to dispose of that depth issue. Cooke has raw talent, and within a couple of years I would expect him to make a big impact on Tony Gibson’s defense.
Based off of the history during the Holgorsen era in Morgantown, the majority of corners get redshirted, but in Cooke’s situation that may not be the case. With the team in desperate need of help, Cooke may not be getting a redshirt and see playing time much quicker than corners of seasons past.