Recruiting Spotlight: Running Backs

BlueGoldNews.com continues its series on the football recruiting class of 2015 with a look at the running backs.

Recruiting Plan

West Virginia identified its running back target early last year and never wavered, signing Donte Thomas-Williams in February. In the class of 2015, though, the Mountaineers are sorting through a considerable number of prospects, despite having one early commitment. It's believed West Virginia would like two running backs in this class, which leaves it searching for that one additional prospect.

In The Fold

William Cameron: An early commitment for the Mountaineers, Cameron pledged soon after visiting last November. He's expected to tally additional offers, so WVU's consistent pursuit of him isn't likely to cease. He plans to visit again this summer for camp.

Top Targets

L.J. Scott: The Hubbard (Ohio) four-star has long been West Virginia's top target. Early on it appeared the Mountaineers led for his services, though that sentiment has changed. Though Scott insists he doesn't have a favorite, it's believed Michigan State is the team to beat. However, WVU hasn't discontinued their efforts, and as long as Scott continues to visit, the Mountaineers will remain in the race.

Alex Anderson: When Damon Cogdell left Miramar High School for West Virginia, Anderson immediately declared his commitment to the Mountaineers. West Virginia, though, would like to have Anderson on campus first, and continue to observe the running back position. It's still likely, though, Anderson could wind up in the class.

Reggie Gallaspy: Gallaspy has declared a top five, in order, of Duke, N.C. State, North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia, with plans to announce his decision in August. Despite being towards the bottom of the list, the Mountaineers haven't terminated their efforts. The WVU coaches plans to visit with Gallaspy this spring.

Names To Keep An Eye On

Daniel Cobb: Despite not having an official offer from West Virginia, Cobb professed the Mountaineers as his leader earlier this month. The Florida running back cites WVU prolific offense as his reasoning, and plans to visit this summer.

Quadree Henderson: A versatile athlete who could play either running back or wide receiver at the next level, Henderson previously visited the Mountaineers this past winter. He's not likely West Virginia's top choice at running back, but could be an intriguing option down the road.

Final Thoughts

The outlook for the running back spot in this class appears to have two names at the top. One is recorded with the commitment of William Cameron. Though we're unsure who may round the position out, it's clear the Mountaineers have no shortage of options.


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