BlueGoldNews.com breaks down the five prospects on the initial listing and where the Mountaineers stand in their recruitment.
Ricky DeBerry - OLB - Richmond (Va.)
Scout Top 100 Rank - #10
DeBerry is easily one of the most sought after recruits in the 2015 class. Already rated a five-star prospect by Scout.com, DeBerry boasts more than 40 scholarship offers. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker possesses a unique combination of power and speed. He can both play on the line as a pass rusher or drop into coverage and play sideline to sideline. Earning a commitment from a player with so many options will be difficult, but the Mountaineers are in the mix early.
"WVU has recently been a hot spot for fast, athletic athletes," DeBerry told BlueGoldNews.com. "Also, with them joining the Big 12 and playing good competition they have a chance to compete for a national title."
Shawn Burgess-Becker - S - Coconut Creek (Fla.)
Scout Top 100 Rank - #23
A two-way standout, Burgess-Becker can play both safety and wide receiver. He has good size (6-2, 190 lbs.) and speed. He is currently ranked the No.1 safety prospect for 2015. He currently holds over a dozen offers from schools including West Virginia, Alabama, Florida, LSU and Miami (FL) among others.
"I'm very interested in West Virginia," Burgess-Beckner recently told BlueGoldNews.com "I don't know a whole lot about them now, but I'm looking forward to visiting."
L.J. Scott - RB - Hubbard (Ohio)
Scout Top 100 Rank - #34
Scott is already built like a college-ready running back. At an even six feet, 215 pounds, Scott is physically imposing. However, he's not limited to being a power back. He has a nice initial burst and speed to beat defenders to the edge. Many folks believe the hometown Ohio State Buckeyes will be tough competition to beat, though they haven't offered yet.
Sterling Jenkins - OT - Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Scout Top 100 Rank - #62
West Virginia was the first school to offer the talented lineman and the Mountaineers hope that resonates deeply. Jenkins, (6-8, 305 pounds), currently holds offers from Arizona, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Virginia in addition to the WVU.
Most believe Jenkins has Michigan as the front runner for his services. However, he has a strong relationship with Mountaineer assistant Tony Gibson. Will that be enough to keep the western Pennsylvania standout local?
Eric Glover-Williams - RB - Canton (Ohio)
Scout Top 100 Rank - #67
Glover-Williams is likely the most versatile prospect on this list. He is capable of playing slot receiver, cornerback or running back. He also played quarterback last season for McKinley High. A dynamic player with the ball in his hands, he's dangerous in the open field. The early consensus is West Virginia would like to use his abilities as a running back, where Scout.com ranks him the ninth best prospect in the country.
He currently holds offers from West Virginia, Michigan State, Tennessee, Nebraska and Ohio State among others.