Jeffery Pooler has had some stops and starts in the recruiting process. He previously committed to two schools (Toledo and Maryland) and after setting a decision date for Wed., Nov. 11, considered delaying his announcment after receivng a late offer from Tennessee. However, the Scout.com two-star prospect felt that he had enough information on all of the schools involved in his recruitment, and announced that he is now committed to West Virginia.
The commitment, the 22nd for the Mountaineers in the Class of 2016, again bolsters WVU defenses of the future. Defensive back Sean Mahone announced his commitment earlier today.
Pooler has ridden the typical development of a defensive lineman, growing from a lean sophomore into a more filled out and powerful senior.
"He's a player with solid size and quickness in his step," Scout.com recruiting analyst Dave Berk said. "He's between 270 and 280 pounds, and he just turned 17 in April. His athletic ability allows him to get down the line to make plays."
Pooler is also a sure tackler who wraps up well and keeps opposing ball carriers from maximizing runs with a forward lean. He gets players on the gound quickly and effectively, and doesn't try to go for the big hit when in position to make a play.
BlueGoldNews.com will have more analysis on Pooler's commitment soon. He chose West Virginia over Maryland, Tennessee, Temple, Ohio and Bowling Green.