WVU Recruiting Notebook

BlueGoldNews.com examines the latest happening on the West Virginia recruiting scene.

It's been a busy week along the West Virginia recruiting trail. The Mountaineers extended a couple of new offers in the state of Florida, made the cut for a few talented prospects and try their best to flip a commitment from another conference.

Oviedo (Fla.) defensive lineman Alec Shriner received an offer from the Mountaineers on Monday.

Shriner, 6-foot-3, 281 pounds, plays both sides of the line, but is being recruited by the Mountaineers as a defensive lineman. His former teammate, Tyree Owens, signed with WVU as a member of the class of 2014. Last summer, Shriner visited West Virginia and participated in summer camp — earning offensive lineman MVP award.

In addition to West Virginia, Shriner holds offers from USF, FIU and Massachusetts.

Tampa (Fla.) standout Kyle Henderson was also the recipient of good news from the WVU staff on Tuesday when he also received an offer from the Mountaineers.

The 6-foot-2, 270 pound Henderson, holds over a dozen offers from BCS programs including Missouri, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and Oregon State.

"I'm extremely excited and blessed," Henderson told BlueGoldNews.com about his latest offer. "I'm definitely interested in learning more about them."

West Virginia is doing its best to flip a commitment from the AAC.

The Mountaineers offered Cincinnati commit Antonio Howard on Wednesday. The 5-foot-11, 177 pound defensive back now holds double-digit offers.

"I'm so excited about this offer," Howard told BlueGoldNews.com. "This is my first Big 12 offer and I can't believe it."

Howard remains committed to the Bearcats, but insists he'll seriously consider the Mountaineers. He plans to visit this summer.

Could the Mountaineers be close to adding another commitment?

Miami (Fla.) safety Khalid McGee lists a top three that included WVU, Wisconsin and Louisville.

"They have a lot of guys from South Florida area committed or even signed there so I'd love to go up there with those guys," McGee told Scout.com.


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