New Candidates for Remaining Slots in West Virginia's Football Recruiting Class of 2016

BlueGoldNews.com goes in-depth on a handful of new prospects that have found their way on West Virginia’s recruiting board.

In-State Interest

 West Virginia has begun to show interest in Greenbrier East HS (W.Va.) standout Zayvion Lawson. The Mountaineers, who initiated contact onle a few short weeks back, quickly hosted the running back this past weekend for a visit. “It went great,” Lawson said. “I wasn’t expecting such a good game.” Lawson has rushed for 1,622 yards and 20 touchdowns this season in seven games.

Georgia on My Mind

Augusta (Ga.) defensive end Will Evans has surfaced as a prospect to watch moving forward. Evans (6-3, 255 lbs.), verbally committed to Ohio in July. However, an offer from the Mountaineers would certainly provide a question into the status of his pledge.

Never Enough Corners

Life in the Big 12 can be difficult with the pass-happy offenses each week, so one can never have enough defensive backs. That at least appears to be the thinking of the West Virginia coaching staff as their interest has grown in two South Carolina prospects. Rock Hill (SC) cornerback Nick McCloud received an offer from West Virginia earlier this week. McCloud, 6-foot-1, 170-pounds, boasts eighteen total offers and insists the Mountaineers are “definitely” a program he’d consider. Look for an official visit to be scheduled soon.

Blythewood (SC) cornerback Khris Pam despite not having secured an offer from the Mountaineers, has begun to receive interest. “I spoke with Coach [Lonnie] Galloway and he’s going to share my film with the coaches,” Pam told BlueGoldNews. Pam holds offers from a variety of smaller programs including South Carolina State, Elon and Gardner-Webb. He’s receiving interest from Louisville, North Carolina, South Carolina and Nebraska.

Up Next

Hidden Gem Class of 2017 running back B.J. Sanders is flying under the radar for the time being, but that’s likely to change. The Rocky Mount (N.C.) standout recently visited West Virginia and came away impressed. “I was just at the game on Saturday and got to know Coach [Lonnie] Galloway,” Sanders explained. “I got to enjoy my first college football game. I loved the fans.” The Mountaineers could pull the trigger on an offer soon – as could North Carolina State and East Carolina, two other programs showing interest.


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