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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
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I have done some reading up on the different color of "shirts" for football recruits.

We know what a redshirt is, a player on scholarship who can practice but not play for a year. Players have 5 years to play 4, and that non-playing year is called a redshirt. That one is pretty well known.

A greenshirt is an early enrollee who is on scholarship but enters school in the spring semester to get a jump start on his college career.

A grayshirt is a player who is recruited (officially visited the school or given a letter of intent) that may enroll as a part time student in the fall and then goes full time and on scholarship in the following spring. The scholarship counts for the following year.

A blueshirt is a player who is not officially recruited (no official visit and no letter of intent) who can enroll as a walk on and then go on scholarship the first day of fall camp. The scholarship counts for the following year.

Translated into our situation, any blueshirt player can enroll as a walk on and play right away, though his scholarship will count toward the 2019 class. Any player wanting to blueshirt cannot have been officially recruited. The only players I can see this happening to right now are Angus Davies and Jayce Rogers. I don't think Rogers ever officially visited. Davies won't show up until summer if he does at all.

I think Tavis Lee and Taymon Cooke have both officially visited. That means they will either go on scholarship for 2018 like the others in the class or grayshirt, which means they won't enroll full time until January 2019. If I am wrong about them officially visiting, they can be blueshirt candidates.

So WVU can delay the scholarships for all of them until 2019 if they find three suitable JUCO or transfer candidates. If, per chance, they only find two transfers/JUCOs, they can sign one of them. If they only find one, they can sign both. It really depends on what they find on the transfer market.

As far as I can tell, grad transfers count toward the 25 limit too. Right now, WVU has 78 scholarship players either signed or enrolled for 2018. It seems to me the best way to get to the 85 limit would be to sign 3 more transfers and/or JUCOs, and gray/blue shirt Rogers, Lee, Cooke, and Davies. I hope that clears some things up.

Posted on: 2/11 3:17 pm
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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
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Well done Professeer.

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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
Suspected Punter
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There is a pretty cool website out there, https://gradtransfertracker.com, that keeps a running list of both potential and committed grad transfers. If you go there, the pickings for potential transfers at the moment are pretty slim. Most of the available grad transfers don't look like good fits for us for fall. There are a couple of exceptions, but the list is pretty sparse. Again, we might already be who we are in the fall for the most part.

But, there might be a new wave of them after spring practices. We will see.

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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
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Good to address some CB depth, he was primarily a back up for UCLA which wasn't that great of a team, but a 3* coming out of high school, looks to provide some immediate help in that department, that's so far, lacking.

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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
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good news, lets pick up one more CB, the Clemson DE, and a linebacker with Ferns going down. Hell, with the spots we have open, lets get as many as we are allowed.

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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
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Jameschi,

We can't. With the new rules, we can only sign one more player for the 2018 year. It will likely be a grad transfer DE. It doesn't matter if we are well shy of the 85 overall limit. We can do 25 per year and that is it, unless we blue or gray shirt. That can't start helping until the 2019 recruiting cycle.

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