Offers Abound

At the same time West Virginia was closing out the class of 2014, the Mountaineer coaching staff had already turned its attention to next year's crop, offering a group of teammates in the state of Virginia.

West Virginia extended offers to a group of Ocean Lakes (Va.) High School teammates on Wednesday. We examine each prospect, detail their recruitment and where the Mountaineers may stack up.

Jahvoni Simmons
Position: Linebacker
BGN Breakdown: One of this hottest commodities in the class of 2015, Simmons added an offer from West Virginia, extending his list to more thandozen. The 6-foot-2, 230 -ound middle linebacker doesn't appear to be in a rush to make a decision.

"I'll probably narrow my list down next summer," Simmons recently told Scout.com. "I'll probably cut it down to five or six. Then I'll probably make my decision after my senior season."

Simmons is rated a four-star prospect and holds a #8 rating nationally at the middle linebacker position.

Jaason Lewis
Position: Wide Receiver
BGN Breakdown: Lewis, who holds offers from all across the country, added another from West Virginia recently. The 6-foot-3, 234 pound, four-star prospect named Tennessee, UCLA, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Arizona State as five schools who stood out the most. However, Lewis also admitted that could change.

"Other schools have a chance," Lewis said. "Those are just the top five schools right now and that can always change."

He plans to make his decision in either February or March.

T.J. Griffin
Position: Cornerback
BGN Breakdown: After receiving his first offer from Duke last November, Griffiin has since added East Carolina, UNC-Charlotte, Wake Forest and West Virginia into the fold.

Griffin, 5-foot-9, 175-pound cornerback, possesses the physical skills to play at the next level. He could also get some looks as a return specialist.

Jahque Alleyne
Position: Defensive Back
BGN Breakdown: Likely the most underrated prospect from Ocean Lakes (Va.), Alleyne added a recent offer from West Virginia -- his third joining Old Dominion and UNC-Charlote.

Alleyne, who plays safety, stands at 6-foot-1, and 175 pounds. The early projection on Alleyne has him remaining at the safety position where he hits hard and attacks the line of scrimmage.

Levonta Taylor (2016)
Position: Cornerback
BGN Breakdown: The lone 2016 prospect of the group, Taylor certainly has caught the attention of college coaches around the country. Over the last several months, Taylor has received well over a dozen offers from schools such as West Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Virginia, among others.

The 5-foot-10, 172-pound cornerback, is in no rush to make a decision. He is already rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com.


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