As we inch closer to national signing day, West Virginia remains involved with a handful of wide receivers. The program is expected to at at least one more passcatcher to its current roster of commitments.
BlueGoldNews.com examines those prospects and where things stand in their recruitment.
Kahlil Lewis, Miramar (Fla.)
The West Virginia commit recently used the word “soft” to explain his level of commitment with the Mountaineers. Despite being committed for over a year, Lewis says he’ll take official visits to both Louisville and UCF next month.
Alfred Smith, Destrehan (LA)
Smith is currently committed to Arizona State but hasn’t been shy about listening to other schools that extended an offer. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound slot receiver received an offer from the Mountaineers this past week and could set an official visit date later this month.
Brandon Martin, Monroe (LA)
After his impressive performance in the Under Armour All-American game Martin claimed a top three of Louisville, Missouri and West Virginia. He plans to visit those three schools later this month. However, his first stop will be to visit Louisville and it’s believed he could commit to the Cardinals then.
Sihiem King, Moultrie (Ga.)
An underrated athlete from Georgia, King is being recruited by the Mountaineers as a slot receiver. Though his initial recruiter, Shannon Dawson, has moved on to Kentucky the interest between both parties have remained the same. King plans to visit later this month. He’s also receiving interest from Washington State, USF, Wake Forest and Georgia State.
Ka’Raun White, Scranton (Pa.)
The younger brother of former Mountaineer Kevin White, Ka’Raun picked up an offer from West Virginia this past week and immediately set an official visit date for January 30. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound receiver calls West Virginia his favorite and is projected to commit to the Mountaineers.
Gary Jennings, Stafford (Va.)
The Stafford (Va.) standout doesn’t claim any favorites and insists West Virginia, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Virginia are all playing on an even field. He plans to visit the Mountaineers later this month for an official visit. Various sources believe the Irish are the leader for Jennings, despite going against his preferences and playing him on the defensive side of the ball.
Emonee Spence, Hollywood (Fla.)
Spence, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, has quickly become a hot commodity on the recruiting circuit. He’s scheduled visits to Louisville and UCF for later this month and the West Virginia coaching staff is pushing hard to join the mix. He’s given no indication of a leader in his recruitment and plans to make a final decision on Signing Day.