Filling The Void

After missing out on the verbal commitment of Monaca (Pa.) cornerback Jordan Whitehead, the West Virginia coaching staff will regroup to find alternate prospects to fill the void.

Amid speculation Scout.com four-star cornerback Jordan Whitehead would commit to West Virginia this past week, the Monaca (Pa.) standout surprised many, electing to pledge his services to the hometown Pittsburgh Panthers.

West Virginia, however, looks to fill the void still remaining at the cornerback position for the class of 2015. The Mountaineers aren’t lacking at the position, though. It’s believed they’ll look for one more prospect despite having both Tyrek Cole and Antonio Howard already in the fold.

BlueGoldNews.com examines a list of possibilities the Mountaineers could choose from to round out the spot.

Rasul Douglas, Garden City (N.Y.) Nassau C.C.

BGN Breakdown: Douglas has consistently listed West Virginia as an option to land his services. The Mountaineers will host the 6-foot-2, 200-pound cornerback for their November 20 contest against Kansas State. He is also considering Rutgers, Kansas and Tennessee will possible visits to all.

Tim Irvin, Miami (Fla.)

BGN Breakdown: Rated the No. 36 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, Irvin is being recruited by many, including West Virginia, to play offense. That, however, could change with the Mountaineers' need back on the table. Landing his services won’t be easy, though. His offer list included national powers Auburn, Alabama, Florida and USC among others. He plans to visit WVU on Nov. 1 for the game against TCU.

Jeffery Christian, Cincinnati (Oh.)

BGN Breakdown: The Mountaineers have closely monitored Christian for some time now. He’s mentioned visiting West Virginia on several occasions though he and lead recruiter Shannon Dawson have yet to set an official date for a visit.

Sheldrick Redwine, Miami (Fla.)

BGN Breakdown: It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see Redwine listed. Redwine originally committed to the Mountaineers in early March only to re-open his recruitment a couple of months later. He plans to take an official visit to Minnesota soon and insists WVU is still an option.

Jordan Whitehead, Monaca (Pa.)

BGN Breakdown: Yes, you’re reading this correctly. The West Virginia coaching staff will continue to push for the commitment of Whitehead. Despite his decision to pledge to Pittsburgh there’s still a close bond between Whitehead and several members of the Mountaineer program. Could it be enough enough to flip his commitment?


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