West Virginia Working Junior College Ranks To Bolster Secondary

West Virginia continues its aggressive search for defensive backs for the class of 2016, dipping into the junior college ranks to extend its latest offers.

City College of San Francisco cornerback Robert Taylor received an offer from West Virginia Mountaineers earlier this week, joining Purdue and Washington State.

Though his familiarity with the Mountaineers may be slim, the 5-foot-11, 183-pound, defender, counts it as a blessing.

“The offer means a lot,” Taylor said. “You know, it’s a true blessing to receive one from a prestigious program like West Virginia and it’s very humbling.”

“They have the best defensive back in college football [Karl Joseph] and they produce players that go to the league.”

Taylor plans to visit Morgantown upon the conclusion of his season. He’ll have three years to play two at the next level.


Your first offer is always special, and Mike Daniels now knows the feeling.

The Mountaineers are the first to pull the trigger on the Globe Institute (NY) cornerback, something Daniels is excited about.

“Honestly, this is a big offer for me because West Virginia was on my list,” Daniels said. “They run the same defensive scheme that we run here at my junior college and I know they get a lot of defensive backs in the league. I know Coach [Brian] Mitchell can equip me with everything I need to get to the NFL.”

Programs such as Auburn, Nebraska, Middle Tennessee State, Buffalo and New Mexico have shown serious interest over the last few weeks.

An official visit is scheduled for January. 


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