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2021 WV Prep Football Insider (Available Now!)
2021 marks the fourth annual WV Prep Football Insider we have published. We take immense pride in writing this magazine but could not do it without the support from the coaches. All 114 teams in the Mountain State get a full-page preview along with a ton of other content (listed below). Our sole purpose is to provide something that gets everyone excited for the upcoming season while also allowing for an invaluable keepsake for players, coaches, and their families. As always, we appreciate everyone’s support and following, making all of this possible!
What’s in the 2021 WV Prep Football Insider?
- 114 full-page team previews (2020 review, 2021 key players, predictions, strength of schedule, etc.)
- Top 100 Players of 2021
- Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2021
- Returning Stat Leaders from 2020
- 2000s All-Decade Teams (AAA/AA/A)
- 2010s All-Decade Teams (AAA/AA/A)
- 2021 Top 20 Rankings (AAA/AA/A)
- 2021 AAA Preseason All-State (1st/2nd)
- 2021 AA Preseason All-State (1st/2nd)
- 2021 A Preseason All-State (1st/2nd)
- and much more!
Most Under-Recruited Players
*Only includes Class of 2022 players*
10. Chase Hager
RANK (POS): #5 WR
SCHOOL (YR): Hurricane (2022)
Hager can draw a comparison to Capital’s Chance Knox from several seasons ago. He is a bit undersized even for a slot player but his footwork is quite far along in its progression. On the field against some solid talent, he has shown the ability to separate and make contested catches on a consistent basis- his stats speak to this. He should see several high-level D2 offers come his way by the end of his senior season.
9. Brody Hall
RANK (POS): #3 QB
SCHOOL (YR): North Marion (2022)
Hall’s lack of recruitment is a bit understandable as he only really came onto the scene last year. But make no mistake, his throwing mechanics are most likely the best in the state. With great footwork, true zip on the ball, and in a college-style offense, Hall should be a hot prospect for in-state Division II programs.
8. Evan Dennison
RANK (POS): #2 DB
SCHOOL (YR): Fairmont Senior (2022)
The Polar Bears have been a one-man-show the past few seasons such that we have not gotten manylooks at their other stellar athletes. Dennison could very well be the best player on the best team in AA in 2021. He has played everywhere on offense at QB, RB, and WR. He is also a standout defender. A key for him is that desirable blend of height (>6’0) and speed (<4.7). It is expected for him to rack up many D2 offers and several D1 PWO’s.
7. Caiden Davis
RANK (POS): #3 LB
SCHOOL (YR): South Charleston (2022)
Davis’ true underrated quality is his ability to play inside the box. Many other top linebackers specialize out wide or as make-shift edge rushers. Davis has commanded the center of the South Charleston defense for several seasons now. He has solid size, nice downhill play, and good-enough speed for the next level. We expect him to receive a lot more attention through his senior season.
6. Donald Brandel
RANK (POS): #4 LB
SCHOOL (YR): University (2022)
OFFER(S): West Liberty, Lake Erie, Bluefield State
With many colleges looking for a hybrid safety / linebacker, Brandel’s 6’2 and roughly 210 pound-frame fits this perfectly. His junior film showed a solid ability to cover in space, tackle in space, and utilize his length. He really broke out as a junior so we expect his senior season to be even more watched.
5. Jacorian Green
RANK (POS): #4 WR
SCHOOL (YR): Bluefield (2022)
Green is yet another in a recent run of talent for Bluefield skill players. He meets the billing in many measurables. Tall, long, quick, and has track speed. It is surprising he has not collected more interest up to this point. With the Beavers graduating two collegiate receivers last year, that leaves a huge void of production for Green to fill in 2021.
4. Hudson Clement
RANK (POS): #2 WR
SCHOOL (YR): Martinsburg (2022)
Clement falls into a similar category with others on the list. Playing for a powerhouse school loaded with talent, he has been fighting for the ball for several seasons. A lot of championship seniors have graduated in the skill group, allowing Clement a chance this year to really display his range, leaping ability, and sure hands. Surely, he will make some collegiate noise.
3. Ryker Brown
RANK (POS): #2 LB
SCHOOL (YR): Bluefield (2022)
OFFER(S): Fairmont State, Glenville State
Brown really understates the labeling of athlete for his position title. He has played corner, safety, linebacker, wide receiver, and looks to be the quarterback for Bluefield in 2021. His outside skill play as an underclassmen really polished his agility and ball skills and now at over 6’1 and more than 200 pounds, he is a well-sized talent. He should continue collecting solid offers.
2. Nemo Roberts
RANK (POS): #1 DL
SCHOOL (YR): Cabell Midland (2022)
OFFER(S): Bluefield State
Roberts has been constantly overlooked by the next level purely based off his height. Though height is important on both sides of the line, we think Roberts has proven an ability to overcome that with his high motor, flexibility, strength, and burst off the football. He has been among the most dominating linemen in the state since his sophomore year playing against Power 5 recruits. We think his recruiting trail will be late blooming across the high-level D2s and D1 PWO’s.
1. Bryson Singer
RANK (POS): #2 QB
SCHOOL (YR): Parkersburg (2022)
OFFER(S): West Virginia (PWO), Cincinnati (PWO), Marshall (PWO)
Outside of Braxton Todd, Singer is probably the best athlete in West Virginia football. He is tall (>6’2) and well-built (>200 pounds). At quarterback he has found every way possible to get yards/touchdowns passing and running. Since he probably isn’t viewed as a college-level passer, this has left him in no man’s land as a recruit. Though D1s and FCS have shown solid interest, none have offered scholarships. By his athleticism, skill, and size alone, we think he could play a multitude of positions from wide receiver to linebacker at some level of D1. He will get plenty of attention this next season as one of the favorites for the Kennedy Award.