West Virginia has double-dipped into the junior college ranks over the past week. First it was big Jalen Harvey, who should help anchor the defensive line inside. Now the Mountaineers have added Quondarius Qualls, a teammate of Harvey's at Northwest Mississippi. A linebacker/defensive end prospect, Qualls played that hybrid position for the Rangers in 2015, and shone with 67 tackles.
Qualls showed productivity across the board at the free-ranging spot, racking up 16.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, 10 sacks, and 13 quarterback hurries. A disruptive force, Qualls excels at getting into the backfield to make plays. He is on track to graduate in December and enroll in January, 2017.
"I mainly play defensive end, but I also stand up and even drop back into coverage sometimes," Qualls told JCFootball.com earlier this year. "I'm kinda that hybrid player who can do some linebacker and also get after the quarterback."
Through five games this year, Qualls has 17 tackles, with 5.5 of those behind the line of scrimmage, and four sacks. He's also filling up the stat line with an interception, to pass breakups, three passes defensed and ten quarterback hits.
WVU now shows 16 commitments in its football recruiting class of 2017