2005 Recruiting Class Starts with a Bang

The Mountaineer football coaching staff certainly did not rest on the laurels of their excellent 2004 recruiting season, as they have hauled in a great pair of players to start off the Class of 2005.

All everything running back Jason Gwaltney, and half-brother Scooter Berry formed a potent backfield tandem for North Babylon High School in New York last year, and are poised to rewrite even more records this year. And although seemingly half the country was pursuing Gwaltney, he and Berry have decided to bring their talents to West Virginia in 2005.

Despite missing some games with injuries during his career, Gwaltney has alredy piled up a heap of records as a tailback. He has rushed for 5,112 yards, 90 TDs and scored 546 points during his first three years. As a junior, he averaged 202 yards per game and scored five touchdowns in three different games. He piled up those numbers despite missing two games with a broken leg.

Berry, who is Gwaltney's half-brother, paved the way for many of those yards from his fullback position. He powered North Babylon's offense to an average of 443 yards per game, and on defense as a linebacker recorded 63 tackles, four sacks and two fumble recoveries. He was also an all-Long Island selection.

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