WV Recruitment: NSD RECAP / UNCOMMITTED SENIORS

We are finishing our round up with the those who signed on National Signing Day and those we are still eagerly waiting to watch where they go.  Several of the top players in the state still remain uncommitted with a lot of offers.  For those who have signed or those who haven’t, good luck in your process and on the next level!  

BridgeportIndians

Jimmy Allison (OL) Bridgeport

Status: Uncommitted

Allison was an anchor on the fierce Indian line.  He has next level size standing at 6’4 and 300 pounds.  He hasn’t committed to any schools, and we haven’t heard from him on his process.

SaintAlbansRedDragons

Will Anderson (OL) St. Albans

Status: Committed to West Virginia State

St. Albans most successful season in recent years was due to some good senior leadership.  Anderson was a consistent player on both sides and will look to be the same at WV State.

WoodrowWilsonFlyingEagles

Michael Armes (OL) Woodrow Wilson

Status: Committed to Alderson Broaddus

Alderson Broaddus had a good amount of in-state commits.  Armes is a well-sized tackle that helped pave the way for some respected running numbers against MSAC competition.

BraxtonCountyEagles

Seth Arnold (LB) Braxton County

Status: Committed to Fairmont State

Arnold goes on the list of being one of the most underrated players in the state.  Possessing great athleticism and size, he was a tackling machine for Braxton County last year.  Fairmont State got a steal.

UniversityHawks

Trevor Barnhart (LB) University

Status: Uncommitted

Barnhart battled injuries his entire senior year- he still impressed like we thought when he was able to play.  He’s mulling looks from several levels and is also pursued in other sports.

MartinsburgBulldogs

Tyson Bagent (QB) Martinsburg

Status: Uncommitted

Bagent blossomed in 2017 as not just the QB but the star QB.  After putting up ridiculous (and efficient) numbers, he’s landing some big-time offers such as Robert Morris.  He’s taking his time with his decision, and we’re eager to see.

MidlandTrailPatriots

Dillon Brasse (DL) Midland Trail

Status: Committed to Concord

Midland Trail’s units on the line of scrimmage were so cohesive many names slip the tongue.  Brasse was a key senior and plug in a Trail defense that out performed mostly every team that they played.

WyomingEastWarriors

Jake Cannady (LB) Wyoming East

Status: Committed to Glenville State

Wyoming East didn’t have a fantastic season, but they did have signs of talent.  Cannady was one of the brighter spots on defense.  With some development work, he could build on his already good framework of play.

WestsideRenegades

Dylan Chapman (HB) Westside

Status: Committed to Concord

We loved Chapman’s style of play.  Westside had a winning record this year and Chapman’s rough style was a hallmark.  He appears to love the weightroom which will have him at home at Concord.

WheelingParkPatriots

Rennie Clark (RB) Wheeling Park

Status: Uncommitted

Clark didn’t have the senior year we expected, but we did set the bar high.  He’s still an excellent back that can catch out of the backfield.  We are unsure of his process and how it’s going but wish him luck!

IndependencePatriots

Rob Cochran (DB) Independence

Status: Committed to Concord

Independence was another winning team that missed out on the postseason.  Their defense the last two years has been noted around the state.  Cochran played well in their system and on special teams.

BluefieldBeavers

Russ Coleman (DB) Bluefield

Status: Committed to Concord

Bluefield seems to have a factory of skill players at the moment.  Coleman’s biggest down was his size but his other abilities are right on par to be a great ball player on the next level.  Teams win titles.

BluefieldBeavers

Mookie Collier (RB) Bluefield

Status: Uncommitted

The 2017 Kennedy Award winner is still uncommitted after a nothing but historic run at Bluefield.  Collier is widely valued on the D2 level and has gotten looks from D1 schools.  Time will only tell where he goes, but we’re excited to see him play wherever.

HurricaneRedskins

Curon Cordon (WR) Hurricane

Status: Uncommitted

The popular South Charleston-transfer didn’t quite put up the numbers at his old school but let’s not kid ourselves, Cordon was a game changer.  As a big play catcher and return threat.

MartinsburgBulldogs

Shy Crawford (WR) Martinsburg

Status: Uncommitted

Crawford didn’t receive many postseason honors aside from us, but we loved him and his role on the best team in WV.  A hard route runner and great ball skills.  He should join the handful of his teammates who are going to the next level.

HuntingtonHighlanders

Mikal Dawson (WR) Huntington

Status: Uncommitted

A lot of people rave about Dawson at receiver.  He has superb size and deep threat ability- hitting high point catches.  However, his next level sport will probably be basketball where he holds numerous D1 offers already.

WinfieldGenerals

Grant Dickson (OL) Winfield

Status: Committed to West Virginia State

Dickson was a preseason favorite of ours.  Andrew Huff’s main protector, he was a beast tackle that allowed for Winfield’s high rushing numbers.  He should have a good set up at nearby WV State.

MingoCentralMiners

Jeremy Dillon (QB) Mingo Central

Status: Uncommitted

One of the most known players in the state has an unknown college destination.  He holds D1 basketball offers and D1-AA football offers.  We couldn’t get firsthand info on his position so take this status with a grain of salt.

BridgeportIndians

Noah Drummond (OL) Bridgeport

Status: Committed to West Virginia

Bridgeport lineman know how to block- no one can deny that.  Drummond is well-equipped in his strength and is heading to a top notch training program to progress his footwork.  His height should be fine at center.

BluefieldBeavers

Truck Edwards (LB) Bluefield

Status: Uncommitted

Edwards has one of the best highlight films in the state- we highly recommend a watch.  Full of hit sticks- running and tackling, Edwards was the grit of the State Champion Beavers.  He is being pursued by schools and has not committed as of yet.

NorthMarionHuskies

Hunter Egdell (LB) North Marion

Status: Committed to Glenville State

North Marion became more known for their offense, but Egdell made some plays on defense too.  Playing in his conference, he was exposed to high potent passing and rushing.  He has great experience.

MingoCentralMiners

Dawson Elia (RB) Mingo Central

Status: Uncommitted

Elia transferred to Mingo for his senior year and had great results.  In his first game he caught the famous hail mary to beat Point Pleasant.  He had a stat-filled running season, and we’ll have to see where he goes.

WeirtonMadonnaBlueDons

Ryan Ekey (LB) Madonna

Status: Committed to Wheeling Jesuit

The Blue Dons had a surprisingly good season.  Ekey was a bigger sized plugger on defense and that’s what he’ll be looked to do at Jesuit.  Congrats on his chance on the next level.

HedgesvilleEagles

Ethan Faircloth (TE) Hedgesville

Status: Committed to Charleston

Faircloth is well-built and well-sized especially at tight end.  He showed he had a good blocking ability and also good hands when needed.  He picked up and committed to Charleston.

MidlandTrailPatriots

Thomas Ferris (RB) Midland Trail

Status: Committed to Concord

Ferris had a record year at Midland Trail.  His running ability was tough and fun to watch.  We aren’t sure of his intended position at Concord as he was a savvy defender as well.

MingoCentralMiners

Dalton Fields (OL) Mingo Central

Status: Uncommitted

Fields was the captain on the line of the scrimmage for the record breaking Miners.  He doesn’t have great heighth but solid strength and movement.  We look forward to seeing where he ends up.

MusselmanApplemen

Chris Fox (QB) Musselman

Status: Committed to Fairmont State

Fox had some big-time games for Musselman.  Well-sized and good throwing mechanics, Fairmont State potentially has their next great QB coming to town.  We’ve been impressed all year.

FairmontSeniorPolarBears

Bryson Gilbert (RB) Fairmont Senior

Status: Committed to Fairmont State

The infamous jumpman of Fairmont is staying in-town to play for Fairmont State.  He had a heck of a run for the Polar Bears, leading them to two straight title games.  He has a very bright future.

BridgeportIndians

Brice Haines (LB) Bridgeport

Status: Committed to Wheeling Jesuit

Haines was a solid defender for the Indians.  He had several notable games and has a good ceiling to work with.  Jesuit is taking a shot on him, and we hope it works out for both parties.

HuntingtonHighlanders

Jadon Hayes (RB) Huntington

Status: Uncommitted

The three-way playmaker of Huntington still hasn’t spoken on his next school.  He has picked up offers including one from Morehead State.  We will have to wait and see where he goes.

JohnMarshallMonarchs

Dereck Hess (DB) John Marshall

Status: Uncommitted

Hess rose up on a team that stunned a lot of people in 2017.  He had some absurd all-purpose games and is skilled in many different ways.  We don’t know of his process but hope we get to see him play again.

MartinsburgBulldogs

Mikey Jackson Jr. (RB) Martinsburg

Status: Uncommitted

Jackson got overshadowed by the slew of other talented Bulldogs.  He’s still a hard runner with dangerous shiftiness.  He was a key player on offense and has definite college ability.

SpringValleyTimberwolves

Derek Johnson (QB) Spring Valley

Status: Uncommitted

Johnson made a living being a hard-nosed running QB for the Timberwolves.  He also has a pretty good arm as well.  After leading Spring Valley to back-to-back championship games, he has several offers including one from Jacksonville State.

PadenCityWildcats

David Joy (DL) Paden City

Status: Committed to West Liberty

Joy was a bright spot in the tough regular season of Paden City.  He has substantial size and will have a big learning curve, however, we do see what West Liberty sees.  We are pulling for him.

WeirtonMadonnaBlueDons

Chayce Lemley (DB) Madonna

Status: Committed to Wheeling Jesuit

Lemley was a stalwart in the rise of Madonna in 2017.  A tall and lanky skill player.  With some work in the weightroom and on the agility boards, he could pan out to be the player Jesuit thinks he can be.

CabellMidlandKnights

Jordan King (OL) Cabell Midland

Status: Uncommitted

King has several offers including Morehead State.  He is still mulling his options on where he wants to go and what he wants to do.  Regardless, he has a great frame for next level play.

MorgantownMohigans

Neal McKnight (OL) Morgantown

Status: Committed to Grove City

Morgantown had a schedule from death row.  You cannot say McKnight didn’t go tested in 2017.  He has favorable size, and was pretty consistent all year.  We wish him luck at Grove City.

BridgeportIndians

John Merica (DB) Bridgeport

Status: Committed to West Virginia Wesleyan

The two-way star for Bridgeport is heading to Wesleyan.  He was a tough runner and tackler that made good jumps on the ball at safety.  Adding a little in every area should see him do well.

JamesMonroeMavericks

Grant Mohler (LB) James Monroe

Status: Committed to Concord

Mohler had his offensive load lightened with the rise in play by his teammates, but he really thrived on defense.  We love his build and downhill speed.  He fights right in Concord’s system.

IndependencePatriots

Logan Muncy (OL) Independence

Status: Committed to Concord

Muncy is another in a line of seniors that had a great run at Independence.  A tall lineman that is borderline lanky, Concord can sculpt into the ballplayer we saw sparks of in high school.

SummersCountyBobcats

Ben Neal (OL) Summers County

Status: Committed to Alderson Broaddus

Ben Neal is another good sized lineman that AB sees potential in.  He had a great senior season, helping Summers County reach the semifinals.  With the right attitude, he could make it up there easily.

WestsideRenegades

Bryce Nelson (OL) Westside

Status: Committed to West Virginia Wesleyan

Nelson has good push and a solid belly to back it.  Wesleyan wants him, and is hoping to shape into a college lineman.  He should be fend well for himself, and we wish him well going forward.

MusselmanApplemen

Jacob Northcraft (RB) Musselman

Status: Uncommitted

Northcraft has almost every rushing record at Musselman.  Well-sized, hard runner, and hidden speed.  We haven’t seen his commitment or prospects but look forward to his future.

WheelingParkPatriots

Nate Phillips (DB) Wheeling Park

Status: Committed to West Liberty

Phillips was a good receiver but seemed to catch more balls on defense.  Though could use some weight, he was an absolute ball magnet in the secondary.  He’s a great get for West Liberty.

CapitalCougars

Anthony Pittman (WR) Capital

Status: Uncommitted

We haven’t heard anything from Pittman but someone has to be checking him out.  A natural playmaker with unteachable size.  He’s also undoubtedly clutch, remember the Cabell Midland miracle?

JamesMonroeMavericks

Noah Ramsey (OL) James Monroe

Status: Committed to Concord

James Monroe had several lineman go unnoticed as their stacked skillset ran rampant.  Luckily, Concord picked up Ramsey and saw a future hog.  He can definitely get to that level.

LibertyRaleighRaiders

Jeremiah Reed (DL) Liberty-Raliegh

Status: Committed to Alderson Broaddus

Liberty-Raleigh didn’t do very well this year- we can’t sugar coat it.  That doesn’t mean there wasn’t some tough gritty players.  Reed has a workable size and an AB program that seems to love the WV mentality.

SouthCharlestonBlackEagles

Teyler Roghmiller (DB) South Charleston

Status: Committed to West Virginia State

South Charleston didn’t finish well but no one can deny the talent they had.  Roghmiller should have a good chance developing to his full potential at WV State.  He had a solid 2017.

RiversideWarriors

Mark Scites (QB) Riverside

Status: Uncommitted

Scites was the guy who made it click for Riverside.  Though they didn’t make the playoffs, he was a big part in changing the reputation of Riverside around the state.  A dual-threat player, he played with the top MSAC teams.

EastHardyCougars

Clay Skovron (QB) East Hardy

Status: Uncommitted

Skovron began emerging as a star this last year.  Though his senior year was his only not in the state championship, he had his best games.  We aren’t sure of his options, but we hope he finds somewhere.

StMarysBlueDevils

Jaiden Smith (RB) St. Marys

Status: Uncommitted

We haven’t heard anything out of St. Marys on where Smith is heading.  Smith is shorter and built stocky but does have solid speed.  He had an extremely accomplished run at St. Marys and should get a college football shot if he wants it.

UniversityHawks

Hayden Starcher (DL) University

Status: Uncommitted

Starcher was the man on the University defense these last few years.  Though slightly undersized, his speed made him a headache for northern lineman. We don’t know his next level destination or position.

BraxtonCountyEagles

Tayton Stout (WR) Braxton County

Status: Committed to Glenville State

Stout was a great catcher at Braxton County.  The Cottrill-Stout connection was one of our favorites last season.  They were good for at least one TD per game, which isn’t very common in high school.

NorthMarionHuskies

Kenneth Stahl (WR) North Marion

Status: Committed to Glenville State

For those that don’t know, Stahl had some silly receiving numbers in 2017.  In the most important game of the year he racked up over 200 yards.  This caught the eye of Glenville State.

MorgantownMohigans

Cole Streyle (LB) Morgantown

Status: Committed to Charleston

Streyle was noted to be the player who showed up during Morgantown’s deadly opening schedule.  He was a sure tackler who also had a knack for forcing turnovers.  He will be suiting up for a great UC program next fall.

EastHardyCougars

Brett Tharp (WR) East Hardy

Status: Uncommitted

Tharp was a dynamic player that would be very good on any level.  His next level position might be on either side- heck maybe both.  We haven’t heard anything on his intended school.

GeorgeWashingtonPatriots

Owen Tillis (DL) George Washington

Status: Committed to West Virginia State

The 2017 Buffalo-transfer lived up to the hype at George Washington.  He had a great senior season coming off the edge.  He has notable height and a good frame to work with.

ElkinsTigers

George Triplett (P) Elkins

Status: Committed to Princeton

The well-known special teamer of Elkins is another WV player going to the Ivy Leagues.  Putting up stellar averages and being extremely consistent, he will be playing big time ball soon.

BraxtonCountyEagles

Chris Truesdale (DB) Braxton County

Status: Committed to Alderson Broaddus

Truesdale was overlooked much 2017 but had a solid season.  His play gained the attention of AB which is where he is heading next season.  A high number of Braxton County signees this year.

WheelingParkPatriots

Logan Tucker (DB) Wheeling Park

Status: Committed to Wheeling Jesuit

Wheeling Park is losing a great senior class that accomplished many things.  Tucker was a staple in the secondary and has potential to develop.  He is taking a chance on the in-town Jesuit program.

WinfieldGenerals

Jackson VanScoy (DB) Winfield

Status: Committed to Alderson Broaddus

VanScoy played an under the radar role on defense with the offense putting up giant numbers.  VanScoy had plenty of experience earned against some of the best passing and rushing teams in the state.

GraftonBearcats

Garrett Ware (DL) Grafton

Status: Committed to Alderson Broaddus

Ware played in some memorable games this season at Grafton.  Grafton never put everything together, but we think they had a good amount of talent.  He will play next year at nearby AB.

PocahontasCountyWarriors

Briar Wilfong (ATH) Pocahontas County

Status: Committed to West Virginia Wesleyan

Wilfong was a big role player on Pocahontas County team that caught the eye of Single A.  Ultimately falling to a good program, he had a great senior year and will be rewarded with a D2 shot.

SpringMillsCardinals

Jackson Zdziera (OL) Spring Mills

Status: Committed to Sheperd

Spring Mills playoff team was captained by Zdziera.  His good size and hard play picked him up an offer from nearby Sheperd.  If more teams had gotten to see his play he probably would have had more.

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