Recruiting Spotlight: Offensive Line

In the second of a series, BlueGoldNews.com 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. In this issue, the offensive line is in the spotlight.

Recruiting Plan

The Mountaineers secured signatures from seven offensive lineman in last year's class, so they won't approach that number this year.. Early on, though, the staff has identified a handful of prospects that have caught their attention.

In The Fold

Matt Jones: The Hubbbard (Ohio) native committed to the Mountaineers in early February and hasn't looked back. He considers West Virginia his "dream school" and is expected to anchor this class along the offense line.

Top Targets

Colton McKivitz: McKivitz has arguably been one of the hottest prospects on the recruiting trail. The Mountaineers hosted McKivitz a few weeks back, where he declared them a team who will be in the running for his services. He's hoping to make a decision during the summer.

Patrick Allen: A teammate of WVU commits Jordan and Jacquez Adams, Allen has certainly had his taste of the Mountaineers. West Virginia will have to battle a crowded list of schools to land him, but they'll have numerous chances.

Names To Keep an Eye On

Cameron Bell: It's no wonder schools are taking notice of Bell. Standing at six feet, eight inches and 330 pounds, Bell recently visited West Virginia for the spring game. Though an offer has yet to be extended, he could find himself in that category soon.

Zeke Martin: Another visitor for the Gold-Blue game, Martin has witnessed his recruitment heat up as of late. He plans to camp at West Virginia this summer where an offer could potentially arrive.

George Asafo-Adjei: It's not going to be an easy task landing the West Chester High standout, but the Mountaineers will certainly continue their efforts. He plans to visit this summer and have a decision during his senior season.

Jamie Herr: An original member of the class of 2014, Herr will reclassify to 2015. He's stressed his affection level for West Virginia remains high and the Mountaineers could possibly share the same interest.

Final Thoughts

It's unclear the exact number of offense lineman the Mountaineers will take in the class of 2015. Taking such a large sum last year could allow them to gamble, and accept the commitment of a prospect who will likely need time to develop in the system. Regardless of the direction, WVU will certainly have plenty of options.


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