WVU Off To Hot Start In Class of 2016

With the football recruiting class of 2015 now in the books West Virginia will turn its attention to the future, focusing on the rising senior prospects that make up the class of 2016.

Having placed a bow on the class of 2015, West Virginia is already off to a solid start in the next class, earning four verbal commitments to date.

BlueGoldNews.com shifts its focus, to those prospects and shares an update on their recruitment.


LB Logan Thimons, Freeport HS (Freeport, Pa.)

BGN Breakdown: West Virginia’s first verbal commitment for the class of 2016, Thimons has never wavered on his early pledge. Earning an offer from the Mountaineers last August, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker visited for junior day last month and said being in Morgantown confirmed his decision.

Thimons has earned additional interest from Pittsburgh, Toledo and Penn State.


DB Jeremiah Jones, Woodland Hills (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

BGN Breakdown: Another early pledge for the Mountaineers, Jones committed last September quickly after receiving his offer. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound athlete, has been vocal about his commitment and strong in recruiting other prospects to West Virginia.

Jones has received significant interest from Indiana, Maryland, N.C. State and Pittsburgh.


DB Dylan Tonkery, Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, W.Va.)

BGN Breakdown: Following in the footsteps on his older brother, Wes, the younger Tonkery wasted no time in committing to West Virginia after receiving his offer last December.

Tonkery, (6-0, 185 lbs.) has been vocal about his recruitment being closed and firm with the Mountaineers.


DL Reese Donahue, Cabell Midland HS (Ona, W.Va.)

BGN Breakdown: West Virginia remained in-state for the second time in 2016, snagging a commitment from defensive lineman Reese Donahue. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound, Donahue, received his offer from the Mountaineers while attending junior day last month and needed just 24 hours to make a decision.


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