WVU Recruiting: Q&A

The BlueGoldNews.com staff answers our subscribers' latest questions surrounding the recruitment of the Class of 2015. In this installment, we examine top targets at each position, running backs, hoops prospects left on the board and more!

Q: Is Alex Anderson still in a holding pattern? Is he a lock to get an offer if he visits?

A: The West Virginia staff remains interested in Anderson, and has continued to stay in contact. However, the staff continues to look at various options at the running back position. Anderson recently told me the "issue" between him and the WVU staff had been resolved and he looked forward to visiting this summer.


Q: Is WVU still recruiting Texas? If so, who is being evaluated?

A: While the Mountaineers will still recruit the state of Texas for individual prospects, it's definitely not a designated area of focus. At the current time no player the the Lone Star state finds themselves high on West Virginia's radar.


Q: What are the chances with five-star defensive tackle Tim Settle?

A: Settle is arguably one of the top overall prospects in the Class of 2015. West Virginia got off to a decent start in his recruitment when Settle decided to visit the Mountaineers in February for junior day. The biggest concern, though, is battling every program in the country, including the likes of Alabama, Auburn and Ohio State. In addition, Settle likes both in-state programs Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Q: When will WVU get its 2015 QB...and who pulls the trigger first?

A: Quarterback prospects are generally some of the first prospects to come off the board, looking to solidify their spots at individual schools. West Virginia, however, is patiently looking at several options trying to find the best fit.

Boynton Beach (Fla.) Lamar Jackson, The Plains (Ohio) Joey Burrow and Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Ryan Stanley are believed to be two top targets. However, Tampa (Fla.) Dwayne Lawson and Chattanooga (TN) Nick Tiano will both get long looks moving forward this summer.

Q: Who is West Virginia's next basketball recruit since there is now room for at least one more?

A: With the recent departure of Eron Harris from the basketball program, the Mountaineer coaching staff is searching for a late addition.

Independence CC (KS) guard Tarik Phillip looks to be a top target of the coaching staff. Phillip, who committed to South Carolina in 2012, could fill the void at the guard position. Another option is State Fair CC guard Kevin Punter. The West Virginia staff plans to visit with him later this week.

Q: What are the odds of getting Jarrod West's son to WVU?

A: Giving the connection to the West Virginia program, it's likely both parties will have mutual interest. However, the younger West just wrapped up his freshman season, giving his recruitment plenty of time to develop. However, West is certainly a prospect to watch moving forward.


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