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Re: Signing Day
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Solid class as in #55 in the country? Ok. But i guess rankings dont really matter right ?

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Re: Signing Day
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One of the best recruiting classes for the state of WV in a long, long time and we struck out on quite a few of them. You got to keep local kids at home, especially when your base is small to begin with.

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Re: Signing Day
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jkmaynard wrote:
Solid class as in #55 in the country? Ok. But i guess rankings dont really matter right ?


Who ranks these kids? Some sports writers who have never played the game at any meaningful level.

I will take college coaches offering scholarships over Scout, Rivals and 24/7 any day.

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Re: Signing Day
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Solid group. And most of the rankings are projections anyway ... unless the kid had a full beard in the 10th grade ...

Looks like we got some BIG S's and CB's. We will have hybrid S/LB's and CB/LB's all over the field.

Also Holgy needs to start using our TE/FB's like the Patriots do. They essentially run a spread offense and their TE's always tear up the defenses.

Holgy - Your never too old to learn.

Also, I will count Grier in this class because, for us, he IS in this incoming class.

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Re: Signing Day
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A lot of the ratings are based off informal conversations with scouts and coaches at camps. Most of the real sites also have employed former scouts and players who assist In the rankings. The ranking system isn't perfect but it is valuable. So hard though to be accurate with any system. You're talking about 17-18 year old kids who have never seen the level of competition they will have to play at. A lot of variance of success is explained by development and personality of players. Recruiting is just as much art as science.

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Re: Signing Day
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Davis goes with the Badgers. As a receiver, I wouldn't want to play in a run-heavy offense. But hey to each their own.

I'm just disappointed in myself for actually watching the live stream of the announcement and hearing about all his teammates going to Southwest Tech State or wherever.

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There are three transfers WVU is still recruiting: Syracuse cornerback transfer Corey Winfield, Kentucky wide receiver transfer Jeff Badet and Blinn (Texas) College cornerback Dominique Harrison.

Harrison is an interesting one. Despite being a JUCO,he is only a freshman and could leave early. Arizona State is also after him.

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Davis goes with the Badgers. As a receiver, I wouldn't want to play in a run-heavy offense.


I made the trip to Madison when we played them there in the early 00's. That is one beautiful campus. The stadium atmosphere was electric. The party scene was great as well. There's a ton to love about that destination. I agree with what you said about the offense but they've had some really good receivers in the past 6-8 years.

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Re: Signing Day
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Davis goes with the Badgers. As a receiver, I wouldn't want to play in a run-heavy offense.


I made the trip to Madison when we played them there in the early 00's. That is one beautiful campus. The stadium atmosphere was electric. The party scene was great as well. There's a ton to love about that destination. I agree with what you said about the offense but they've had some really good receivers in the past 6-8 years.


Oh, I 100% understand everything else outside of football. If I had to redo my college years and I couldn't go to WVU, Wisconsin would be high on my list.

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I just looked at the roster. Is it possible we only have 9 seniors this year?

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Re: Signing Day
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I never put much stock into ranking these kids either,back in the 80`s and early 90`s Don Nehlan put together 2 championship caliber teams with kids that I`m sure in today's market would only be ranked 2 and 3 stars. It comes down to how bad the kids want it.Two things you cant teach is speed and character.

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Re: Signing Day
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I just looked at the roster. Is it possible we only have 9 seniors this year?


Not counting JUCOs or any other grad transfers/etc. in we have:

1. Ka'Raun White
2. Al-Rasheed Benton
3. Xavier Preston
4. Kyzir White
5. Marvin Gross
6. Elijah Battle
7. Justin Crawford
8. Elijah Wellman
9. Mike Daniels
10. Shane Commodore
11. Mark Shraver
12. Alex Brooks
13. Hodari Christian
14. Mike Molina
15. Grant Ligafelter
16. Kyle Bosch
17. Brendan Willis
18. D.J. Carozza
19. Marcell Lazard
20. Alejandro Marenco
21. Jon Lewis
22. Xavier Pegues

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Re: Signing Day
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I never put much stock into ranking these kids either,back in the 80`s and early 90`s Don Nehlan put together 2 championship caliber teams with kids that I`m sure in today's market would only be ranked 2 and 3 stars. It comes down to how bad the kids want it.Two things you cant teach is speed and character.


I'd have to disagree:
1. I'd have to say the 1993 team was one of his best but def. not championship caliber. FSU,Nebraska, Auburn and obviously Florida were better teams.
2. The 1988 team was definitely championship caliber but Nehlem prob had some of his best recruits. Major Harris would of definitely been 5 stars(some publications had him pretty high)https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/ ... -the-original-dual-threat, A.B Brown, Orlando, Turnball, etc. prob. would of been 4 stars.

Yeah wanting it bad enough is good but having talent (4, 5 star recruits) and wanting it bad enough wins and contends for NCs. Whens the last time a team of 2 or 3 star recruits won a National title?

Let me tell you, NEVER.

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Re: Signing Day
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This year’s class, currently rated 47th by Rivals, is probably very similar to the group Holgorsen brought to Morgantown back in 2012.

That haul, rated 50th by Rivals, included such standout players as safeties Karl Joseph, KJ Dillon and Jarrod Harper, offensive guard Mark Glowinski, center Tyler Orlosky, offensive tackle Adam Pankey, defensive end Noble Nwachukwu, defensive tackle Christian Brown and kicker Josh Lambert - all major contributors in the Mountaineer program during their careers.

“I get such a kick out of all these recruiting services, recruiting rankings and who’s got the top class. They think this kid is better than that kid but it’s nothing but someone’s opinion,” Holgorsen said. “We don’t pay attention to recruiting rankings and quite honestly, that’s for fans.

“(President Gordon) Gee hit me up yesterday and asked me how this year’s class is looking and I told him, ‘I don’t know, I’ll tell you in three years’ because you just don’t know. Pay attention to this during the Super Bowl - during the game - they will put out the average star rating for every player coming out of high school and it will average about 2.5 stars.”

In the coming years, it will be interesting to see if this year’s class can measure up to the 2012 haul, or the 2013 group recently re-rated No. 1 in the Big 12 with players such as Kevin White, Wendell Smallwood, Daryl Worley, Shelton Gibson and Mario Alford.

Stay tuned.








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Re: Signing Day
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Really underwhelming

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Re: Signing Day
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What's hard to understand is how both rape U's (BU, and PSU) have better classed than us. The way the NCAA handles violations these days it pays to cheat. It also makes me sick how PSU is now a feel good story.

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Some PSU trials will be coming up in March so that may give PSU some more negative news coverage. Few hate PSU more than I do I am looking forward to the trials.

It does feel underwhelming, but that may be because much of the class is already here and old news. Plus we are still holding on to six scholarships to fill any needs in the spring. The recruiting schedule is also getting spread out from December until spring. No we did not have any big names and but Sills is ready to go on day 1 and we (hopefully) have a much better QB and taller receivers.

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Re: Signing Day
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No QBs? Wtf is our problem signing qbs?

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Re: Signing Day
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I think Dana's doing well recruiting. The best route for WVU is to get as many JUCO's and transfers like he's been doing. He's done as well as any WVU coach finding 3 star guys that end up being 4 or 5 star guys. Though I'd like to see him land a 5 star recruit once in a while, so far he's never brought one in yet.

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