WVU Recruiting Breakdown: Defensive Backs

The recruiting cycle has reached the halfway point, and BlueGoldNews.com will analyze the remaining prospects for the class of 2015, breaking down each position and where WVU stands in each prospect's recruitment.

With four commitments already in the fold, the Mountaineers have an excellent group of players upon which to build their secondaries of the future. WVU isn't quite done yet, though, and will continue to pursue at the defensive back position.There are a handful of prospects to watch that West Virginia remains in contact with.

Commits:

Kevin Williams, Safety, Pompano Beach (Fla.)

Kendrell McFadden, Safety, Miami (Fla.)

Antonio Howard, Cornerback, Hialeah (Fla.)

, Safety, Martinsburg (W.Va.)

Targets:

Tyrek Cole, Cornerback, Miami (Fla.)

While Cole still considers himself an FSU commit, the likelihood that he signs with the Seminoles appears to be slim. The two programs considered as frontrunners are West Virginia and Miami (Fla.). The Mountaineers, however, could hold a slight edge with Cole’s former high school coach, Damon Cogdell, now on staff at West Virginia.

Jordan Whitehead, Cornerback, Monaca (Pa.)

Whitehead appears to have been locked in on three programs — West Virginia, Penn St and Ohio State. It’s believed the Nittany Lions have moved on at the position,leaving the Mountaineers and Buckeyes to battle for his services.

Antonyo Sotolongo, Safety, Miami (Fla.)

The hard-hitting safety plans to commit before signing day and recently claimed West Virginia as one of his top schools.

He remains in consistent contact with the Mountaineer coaches and plans to visit this fall. The main competition looks to be Arkansas and Wisconsin.

Tyson Cisrow, Safety, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.)

Cisrow lists WVU as a clear leader and anticipates a visit in the near future. That trip could be crucial in the process, and a commitment could follow.

Jeffrey Christian, Cornerback, Cincinnati (Oh.)

Though Christian doesn’t hold an offer from WVU he could be a secondary option if others at his position fall through. He plans to visit the Mountaineer campus this season.

Sheldrick Redwine, Cornerback, Miami (Fla.)

The former West Virginia commit boasts numerous offers but still lists the Mountaineers as one of his favorites. He plans to visit this fall and make a decision closer to signing day.

Rasul Douglas, Cornerback, Garden City C.C. (NY)

The only junior college prospect on the radar in the defensive secondary, Douglas hoped to visit this summer. Despite that visit not happening he still claims the Mountaineers as a top school on his list.


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