Juco Journal

West Virginia has extended offers to a trio of junior college prospects in recent days. BlueGoldNews.com provides the latest with each recruit, gets their reactions to the WVU offer, and finds out where the Mountaineers currently stand on their respective interest lists.

West Virginia hasn't been shy over the years in offering junior college prospects, but under Dana Holgorsen the Mountaineers are ramping up their involvement with players at those schools. WVU already has three commitments from the juco ranks in the Class of 2014, and in the last week alone, the Mountaineers have extended offers to three more.

Edmond Boateng - DE - New Mexico Military

The 6-foot-4, 260 pound defensive end from New Mexico Military received an offer from West Virginia earlier this week. His other offers include Miami (Fla.), Arizona and Iowa State.

Boateng, known for his exceptional size and speed, has been concentrating on refining his entire game.

"This offseason, I've been working hard on my entire game, but especially on my run-stopping and pass-rush," he told JCFootball.com in June.

That effort has appeared to have paid dividends, given the recent attention from various schools after not being heavily recruited out of high school in Florida.

He is expected to graduate in December and have three years to play two.

Marcus Caffey - DB - Iowa Western (IA) C.C.

Entering his first season at Iowa Western, Caffey is no stranger to the recruiting process. The Atlanta (Ga.) native originally committed to Purdue in January 2011, only to switch his commitment to Kentucky a couple weeks later.

The 6-foot, 200-pound athlete is being recruited by the Mountaineers as a defensive back and a return specialist. In addition to West Virginia, his other offer is from Georgia State. He's receiving interest from Florida, Ole Miss and USC.

"It was certainly a surprise," Caffey told BlueGoldNews about receiving the offer from WVU. "I like West Virginia. I've liked watching them perform, their uniforms and a player I've always idolized my game after was Tavon Austin. So I'm definitely interested."

Caffey is expected to graduate in December, and will also have three years to play two.

Will Coleman - DE - Tyler (TX) C.C.

One of the hottest prospects on the junior college circuit, Coleman boasts almost a dozen offers. His latest offer from West Virginia has the Mountaineers joining the likes of Colorado State, Arizona State, Houston, Kentucky, Memphis, North Texas, South Florida, Southern Miss and Texas Tech.

His most recent offer certainly comes as an eye opener.

"I'm really excited about this offer, really excited," he told BlueGoldNews.com. "They are definitely a school I want to learn more about."

The 6-foot-4, 240 pound rush end missed the first couple of games of the 2012 season due to a minor injury, but still managed 18 tackles, one sack and three tackles for loss.

He is on pace to graduate in May and have three years to play two.


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