Inside Scoop: WVU Football Recruiting

Updating the latest happenings along the West Virginia recruiting trail with our latest Inside Scoop.


Nassau (N.Y.) C.C. cornerback Rasul Douglas is nearing a decision. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound, junior college defender has narrowed his list of schools down to West Virginia, Louisville and Rutgers.

Douglas has visited all three schools and was expected to make a decision earlier this month. However, that was pushed back to allow more time to sort through the process. With junior college signing day under a week a way a commitment is likely sooner rather than later.


Miami (Fla.) athlete Tim Irvin welcomed portions of the West Virginia coaching staff, including head coach Dana Holgorsen, inside his home Wednesday evening.

Irvin, a four-star prospect, lists a handful of suitors still in the running for his services. Top programs including Florida, Miami and Texas are all vying for his commitment, which is expected to come within the next couple of weeks.


Inching closer to national signing day the West Virginia staff is sorting through a couple of options at the running back spot.

One prospect mounted atop of the Mountaineers’ wish list is Miami (FL) four-star, Jordan Cronkrite. Securing the signature for the 5-foot-10, 190-pound back won’t be easy, though.

Cronkrite is focusing on offers from Miami (FL), Texas and West Virginia with a decision expected next month.


West Virginia extended an offer to class of 2017 Pittsburgh (Pa.) offensive lineman Chris Thorpe earlier this week.

The massive, 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman also boasts an offer from his hometown Pitt Panthers.


The junior college national signing day is next Wednesday, and the Mountaineers are hopeful of earning signatures from a handful of prospects.

Current defensive line commit Larry Jefferson is expected to officially sign with the Mountaineers. Teammate Xavier Pegues had hoped to do so, but will more likely be a February signee. The mid-year list could grow, however, if WVU were to land Douglas or wide receiver Isaac Whitney. will also provide more in-depth coverage of junior college signing day next week.

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