Junior Interest

West Virginia held its biggest junior day to date over the weekend, with players from five states checking out the Mountaineer program. Several of the rising seniors have already been offered scholarships, with more expected to get grant-in-aid offers as their senior seasons commence.

Pennsylvania topped the list in terms of numbers, with nine players making the visit. Offensive linemen Donny Barclay of Seneca Valley, Caleb Ruch of Quakertown, Richard Muldrow of William Penn, Eli Morres of Brookville, and John Fieger of Upper Perkiomen headed the list of Keystone staters. Also making the journey south were tight end Chris Drager of Thomas Jefferson, highly touted wide receiver Tim Cortazzo of Penn Trafford, quarterback Nick Monteleone of Butler and linebacker Dane Conwell of Upper St. Clair.

Virginia was also well represented, with three players making the trip from Manassas, just a short hop from Washington, D.C. Running back Julian Beale, athlete Brandon Hogan and wide receiver Matt Johnson were joined by Stone Bridge offensive lineman Andrew Nuss, quarterback Bradley Starks of Orange County and two way line prospect Anthony Mihota of Massaponax.

From Ohio, the offensive line was also well represented, with Kevin Koncelik of St. Ignatius, Greg Sazdanoff of Mansfield, Brandon Kessler of Fairfield and Terner Acheson of Findlay making up the Buckeye State contingent. A pair of defensive backs, Terrence Kerns of Thomas Johnson High School in Maryland, and Derek Long of Morgantown, rounded out the contingent.

WVU will likely have additional visitors throughout the spring, including another group during the Gold – Blue game on April 15.


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