News & Notes

The return of football recruiting activity and a few other notes of interest.

Today is the last day of the holiday "dead period" in football recruiting, which allows only one phone contact per week to prospective football players.

Beginning January 4th, the next two weekends are "quiet periods" where propsective players can visit the WVU campus, but no off-campus in-person recruiting activities are permitted. The weekdays in between (Jan 7-10) are again dead periods.

All that comes to an end on the 13th, as the floodgates again open for the final push toward signing day the first week of February.

It is possible that WVU might have a visit or two before the weekend of the 11th, but right now most visits are scheduled for the 18th and 25th.

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Former Mountaineers Chris Edmonds and Khori Ivy recently joined WVU West, otherwise known as the Cincinnati Bengals. Edmonds was activated to the 53 man roster, while Ivy was signed to the practice squad.

They join center Rich Braham and linebacker Canute Curtis as WVU alumni. Onetime Mountaineer running back Curtis Keaton is also a Bengal.

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Offensive lineman Caleb Cooper, who was critically injured in an automobile accident during his senior year of high school, plans to give football a try again this spring. Cooper has been cleared to play by his physicians, and although he hasn't done any heavy work yet, hopes to jump back into the fray. No matter how it turns out, we're just thankful that Cooper is healthy enough to even consider playing.

You can read much more about Cooper in this weeks print edition of the Blue & Gold News

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