Recruiting Spotlight: Quarterbacks

in the first of a series, provides an inside look at the football recruiting class of 2015, and where things stand at each position. We examine the top targets, which names to keep an eye on, and what potential commitments could be on the horizon. First, the quarterbacks.

Recruiting Plan

Though not a fundamental practice set in stone, head coach Dana Holgorsen has always felt strongly about the belief of having one quarterback per class. That sentiment could change in 2015, though.

Top Targets

The Mountaineers don't have one individual prospects headline their board, but have multiple names making up their wish list.

Joey Burrow: The Plains (Ohio) quarterback is arguably the hottest prospect in the region, so obtaining his services won't be easy. He visited West Virginia is February, and plans to do so again this summer. He's communicated nothing short of excitement about the possibilities of playing in the Mountaineers spread offense.

Lamar Jackson: The 34th ranked quarterback in the country by, Jackson has a good deal of offers to choose from. He currently claims no favorites, though his coach professes West Virginia is among the schools pursuing him the hardest. Jackson is hoping for an offer from Florida, and that could push the Gators up among the leader in his recruitment, but that hasn't happened yet.

Names To Keep an Eye On

Ryan Stanley: The West Virginia coaching staff continues their recruiting efforts for Stanley. West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider routinely stays in contact and plans to visit with him again later this month.

Nick Tiano: West Virginia offense coordinator Shannon Dawson is expected to visit Tiano soon, with the hope of doing a live evaluation. If the coaching staff feels comfortable, and offer will likely be extended. Tiano is hoping to make a decision by early June, and the Mountaineers could be in good standing if the offer comes through.

Final Thoughts

History tells us West Virginia will likely secure their quarterback for the class of 2015 soon. Dating back to the class of 2012, the Mountaineers have received a commitment from a signal caller over the summer months prior to each signing day.

With the Mountaineer coaching staff hot on the recruiting trail for spring evaluations, it would not be a surprise to see a commitment over the next couple of months.

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