It’s early transfer period in college football! West Virginia currently has twenty verbal commitments in this class, plus two other transfer commitments already on board. With several more spots available to reach the 85-scholarship cap, the Mountaineers may add a few more in the next 72 hours. EerSports will have full coverage of the day, and beyond, as we always do, and you can follow it right here in our live update thread. Or, if you are a VIP member, skip directly to the VIP discussion threadWhere I’ll be hanging all day
The Mountaineers will begin the day in position 35 of the 247 Classification of sports teams, and with an average star rating of 87.01. Below are several links for more information, including commitment lists, remaining main objectives, live chats, and more. We’ll then follow up with a live updates section that we’ll update with more information as it comes in: new signings, new commitments, cancellations and more. And, at the end of this story, there will be a full rundown of each engagement in the class, complete with their highlights, their rankings, their vital information, and why they chose the Mountaineers.
12:48 p.m. Eastern Time – Things got a little dicey there, but Traylon Ray is officially signed. Neal Brown alluded to the fact that the Mountaineers would only sign sixteen players, but expected eighteen. One of those question marks was Traylon Ray, but now he’s on board.
11:25 a.m. Eastern Time – Rodney Gallagher has officially signed with WVU Football.
11:15 a.m. Eastern Time – It’s been an interesting last hour. Justin Benton not only traded to Houston, but head coach Neal Brown said on the Signing Day show that he only expects sixteen signatures today. That most likely means Traylon Ray and Chrisdasson Saint-Jean choose to wait, as Brown says Johnny Williams is in (although he’s not school official) and the team just announced DJ Oliver. With Rodney Gallagher posting an official WVU graphic for a 1pm signing, that would make sixteen.
10:25 a.m. Eastern Time – Defensive lineman Justin Benton, who made official visits to Texas and Houston the past two weekends, changed his commitment to Houston moments ago during a ceremony at his high school.
8:55 a.m. Eastern Time – NFL legacy and longtime WVU pledge Josiah Trotter has officially signed his paperwork to become a Mountaineer.
8:39 a.m. Eastern Time – Offensive lineman Cooper Young has officially signed his NLI with West Virginia. The Mountaineers now expect eight more signings today. Maybe more.
8:30 a.m. Eastern Time – Jahiem White was the first verbal commitment in this class and is now officially a Mountaineer, submitting his Letter of Intent.
8:21 a.m. Eastern Time – James Heard, who could be one of the best pure pass-rushers in the country, has officially submitted his paperwork to become a Mountaineer.
8:04 a.m. Eastern Time – Ben Cutter, who might be the most prolific tackler in the country, has officially signed with WVU. Over three seasons, he racked up nearly 600 tackles in his high school career.
7:56 a.m. Eastern Time – Zachariah Keith, who originally committed to Georgia Tech and opened things up before committing to WVU, officially signed his paperwork.
7:48 a.m. Eastern Time – Things are happening fast. WVU legacy Noah Braham has officially signed with WVU, as has the first lineman of the day: Harborcreek (PA) star Nick Krahe.
7:34 a.m. Eastern Time – Committed tight end Tory Johnson Jr., whose father played for the Mountaineers around the turn of the century, has officially signed with WVU Football.
7:26 a.m. Eastern Time – The Mountaineers officially have their quarterback on board. Charlotte (NC) Catholic caller Sean Boyle has sent his Letter of Intent to the Mountaineers.
7:09 a.m. Eastern Time – The first letter of intent has been announced, with head coach Neal Brown taking to social media to announce the signing of Josiah Jackson. The Fairfield (OH) product joined his twin brother, Jordan Jackson, two minutes later.